Top 3 Off The Beaten Path Costa Rican Honeymoon Destinations

Thinking of Costa Rica for your honeymoon, but want more than just a relaxing time on the beach? While some people prefer to take it easy after the stress of the wedding, others may be looking to take advantage of the chance to make it the trip of a lifetime.

Here are three recommendations for destinations in Costa Rica to make your honeymoon truly unique!


Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. It's also remote, green, and still wild – in fact, it is only accessible by boat or plane. The Osa and its national park, Corcovado, are home to exotic animals such as scarlet macaws, tapirs, red-eyed tree frogs, and jaguars, not to mention Costa Rican "regulars" like monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, and sea turtles.

As a bastion of ecotourism in Costa Rica, the Osa offers eco-lodges, jungle bungalows, and even tree houses that will get you up close and very personal with surrounding wildlife and vegetation. If you want to start out your marriage with an exciting journey (and maybe a few additional guests outside your window), this may be the adventure you are looking for!

Perfect for: Telling your grandkids about your honeymoon in the jungle
Recommended hotels: Lapa Ríos, Copa de Arbol



Tortuguero, from "tortuga," or turtle, is Costa Rica's premier location for viewing a variety of sea turtles. With four different species of turtles choosing the area as their nesting ground, it's possible to see these remarkable animals at almost any point in the year. For nature lovers, it is genuinely a once-in-a-lifetime experience to watch mother turtles lay their eggs or see newborns hatch and make their way into the sea.

Besides its most famous residents, Tortuguero offers a myriad of other options for observing animals and birds. It's also a unique experience for the traveler, as it is made up of navigable canals. So if you were considering Venice but prefer a tropical feel, Tortuguero is a perfect choice!

Perfect for: Nature lovers who really want to disconnect
Recommended hotels: Manatus Hotel, Aninga Lodge


Río Celeste

We've all seen pictures of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, but what about a turquoise river? Río Celeste, named for the unique color of its waters, is just that. Sky-blue, Tiffany blue, robin-egg blue – no matter what you call it, it must be seen to be believed.

As a secluded tourist destination, the Río Celeste area has both high-quality hotel options and the feel of being an undiscovered secret. With its stunning blue waterfall and celestial pool, a honeymoon at Río Celeste will make your pictures the envy of your friends!

Perfect for: An amazing Instagram feed of your honeymoon
Recommended hotel: Río Celeste Hideaway


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