Visiting Costa Rica with your significant other for a vacation in tropical paradise? This post will give you an idea of the best romantic things to do in Costa Rica for couples!
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 10 years, 50 years or even one day. With endless things to do, couples will be able to fulfill their desire for a romantic tropical vacation. If you’re coming for your honeymoon in Costa Rica, you will make sweet memories to last you a lifetime.
Here are our recommendations for the best romantic things to do for couples in Costa Rica! (You can read our post on planning the perfect Costa Rica honeymoon).
Sail Under the Sunset
Catamaran sails are a popular activity at coastal towns. Nothing says romance more than laying in each others arms underneath a brilliant night sky in a tropical country. Watch the sunset, see the stars and enjoy delicious cocktails with your loved one.
With the soft caress of the wind on your face and a glowing sun, there’s no better way to feel absolute calm, peace and happiness in the embrace of your significant other. This is one of our favorite things to do together that makes for a romantic evening together.
You can find sunset sails at most of the touristic coastal towns, most notably in Manuel Antonio, Playas del Coco, Tamarindo and Flamingo. Most tours will sail for about 1.5 hours, let guests off at a beach to swim, snorkel and relax, and then sail back to port under the sunset. It’s a lot of fun if you want to meet other couples and mingle. Some catamaran sailing trips are more of the booze cruise kind which can be really fun for the couple looking for more of a party. If you’re in Jaco, the Isla Tortuga day cruise is a great one.
For a more exclusive, private experience, we highly recommend booking private boating tours instead. Our favorite boating trip is from Playas del Coco since we get the boat all to ourselves, go where we want to go and not be on anyone else’s schedule!
Romantic Sunset Dinner
Many resorts offer private sunset dinners on the beach or in an intimate corner of their property. JW Marriott Guanacaste offers sunset dinners on the beach, the Nayara Springs offers breakfast by your own hot spring and El Silencio Lodge & Spa offers private riverside romantic candlelight dinners. Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal by candlelight in tropical paradise. It’s also not a bad way to propose either! 🙂
Soak in the Hot Springs of La Fortuna
La Fortuna is the best place in Costa Rica for hot springs. For the ultimate relaxation getaway, soak in the natural hot waters with your loved one and enjoy the refreshing feeling together. Take a minute to feel the power of the water on your shoulders and sink into the wonder of nature.
Afterwards, you’ll be feeling so fresh and soothed from the natural benefits of the thermal springs that you’ll be wanting nothing more than to have some snuggle time and a bottle of wine with your loved one.
Some of the nicest hotels in Costa Rica are in La Fortuna so splurge and stay at a luxury hotel! All of them have their own hot springs and some have their own Jacuzzi or pool. For the best hotels for couples with hot springs in La Fortuna, check Tabacon, Royal Corin, Volcano Lodge & Springs, The Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal Kioro and Nayara Springs.
For the thrill seeking couple, you must go ziplining! You’ll soar through the trees with incredible views to get your heart pumping.
This zipline was at Selvatura Park in Monteverde where the canopy line is so line, you have to go tandem ziplining! Other fun ziplines are Diamante Eco Adventure Park, Sky Adventures in Monteverde and La Fortuna, San Luis and Lands of Love.
Find a Beach All to Yourselves
There’s nothing better than having a beautiful beach all to you and your loved one. Tropical paradise indeed! Costa Rica has thousands of kilometers of coastline with many low key, empty beaches. If you want to get away from the crowds one day, hop in your car and explore!
The best way to find a hidden beach is to rent a car in Costa Rica. That way you can explore on your own and all the “secret” beaches are tucked away with driving as the only method of getting there. Some of our favorite local beaches are Playa Rajada, Las Cuevas, Playa San Juanillo, Playa Prieta and Playa Barrigona.
For some extra fun couples time, book a spa day for the both of you. Many hotels have couple or honeymoon packages so you can both delight in deep tissue massages together. Yeison and I got couples massages at Nayara Springs which was really nice as their spa is indoor/outdoor so we got to relax to the sounds of the rainforest. Los Altos de Eros has a wonderful spa outside of Tamarindo and most luxury hotels have their own spa.
Take Couples Portraits
Look back on your romantic getaway or honeymoon in Costa Rica by taking professional portraits. Get your pictures taken at the beach or in the rainforest!
There are some foreigners who live or work temporarily in Costa Rica as professional photographers and are always looking for people to take photos of. You can find them at the popular beach towns like Tamarindo, Santa Teresa and Playas del Coco.
Hike through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall together. It’s a great bonding experience and it’ll feel so good to swim and cool off in the water.
Tip: Go as early as you can in the morning so you can have the waterfalls all to yourself!
Watch the Sunset on the Beach
And of course you can’t forget long walks on the beach and watching the sunset!
This is one of the most romantic things to do in Costa Rica (and cheap) with your loved one.
Lounge in Your Private Pool in an Adult Only Hotel
There are a handful of ultra luxurious and romantic hotels in Costa Rica designed specifically for couples. We highly recommend splurging on one, especially for your honeymoon because they give the utmost privacy and amenities. So much that you won’t even want to leave your room for a day!
You will also want to choose an adult only hotel for the utmost peace, privacy and intimacy. Some of our favorite adult only hotels are Rancho Pacifico in Uvita, Nayara Springs, Oxygen Jungle Villas (get 15% off!), Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas, Casa Chamelon Mal Pais, Villa Buena Onda, Makanda by the Sea and Royal Beach Club at the Westin Resort Conchal.
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Don’t know where to go in Costa Rica with your loved one? Check our romantic destinations in Costa Rica post. Want more ideas of fun things to do? Here are the top ten adventure activities in Costa Rica and 50 things to do in Costa Rica post.
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