This Central American Destination Is A Great Spot For A Romantic Getaway

Swaying palm trees, ocean breeze, and pristine tropical beaches create the ultimate romantic combination for the perfect couples' getaway. Imagine spending sun-soaked days on the beach and adventuring through the tropical rainforest before returning to your accommodations to share a mouthwatering meal and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. On a visit to Uvita, Costa Rica, you can strike the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure.

If you want to impress your special someone and create memories that will last a lifetime, the gorgeous country of Costa Rica in Central America is an ideal choice. Costa Rica is a top-rated tourist destination, so there are plenty of options for direct flights worldwide. The beautiful town of Uvita is just under a four-hour drive from the primary international airport in the capital city of San Jose — another top destination in Central America. 

The tranquil oasis on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, with plenty of fun activities to keep you busy. Experience gorgeous views, vibrant culture, flora and fauna, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation and romance with your special someone.

Relax, unplug, and enjoy romantic and adventurous together

Uvita, Costa Rica, is the perfect place to unplug and detach from the stresses of daily life that can get in the way of romance so that you can be present to connect with your partner. The national motto perfectly describes the quiet and laid-back Costa Rican lifestyle: Pura Vida, which translates to "pure life." Here, you can slow down amongst the natural beauty and enjoy plenty of exciting and romantic activities together.

Spend at least one day exploring Uvita's Marino Ballena National Park, which includes 13,616 acres of protected land and marine ecosystem. Explore the rainforests and beaches on foot on the walking paths winding along the beach. At low tide, you can explore the famous Whale's Tail, a sandbar jutting into the ocean. It's a popular place to spot humpback whales and dolphins. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., and admission costs $12 per person.

Nearby, you can hike into the jungle to a picturesque waterfall called Catarata Uvita, which forms a natural slide into a small swimming hole. Pack a romantic picnic and listen to the sounds of nature while spotting critters like monkeys and sloths. Admission to the falls costs around $3. For a romantic day on the water, book a snorkeling tour. Take a boat from Uvita to Cano Island and spend the day swimming and spotting marine creatures like colorful fish and sea turtles for around $150 per person.

Romantic accommodations in Uvita

Uvita has all kinds of romantic accommodation options for your getaway. You can choose between private villas and glamorous resorts or more budget-friendly options like beach cabanas. For the ultimate luxury vacation, check out Rancho Pacifico. This five-star resort is adults-only, creating the perfect environment for romance. The hotel features ocean views, rainforest trails, infinity pools, beautiful rooms, relaxing spa treatments, and delicious dining options. You can choose between spacious sweets, treehouses, and villas. They even offer a romance package for couples' getaways and honeymooners.

Vista Celestial is perfect if you seek the privacy of a luxury villa with the amenities of a resort. Spacious villas feature panoramic views, and you can enjoy gourmet meals, yoga classes, meditation areas, pools, and private hiking trails around the property. For the ultimate romantic experience, book one of the luxury villas, which comes with private infinity pools, extra large soaking tubs, and ocean views.

For budget-friendly romantic beach houses, check out Bungalows Ballena. The property features simple but comfortable bungalows and a large pool. It is within walking distance of the beach as well as the shops and restaurants of Uvita. Nightly rates start around $100.