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Jane Anderson
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Costa Rica

Our verdict:

I greeted the millennium sunrise in Costa Rica and have fond memories of lush rainforest canopies, awesome surf beaches, volcanic craters with vivid green lakes and rustic hideaways. These days the accommodation is more sophisticated with boutique hotels and stunning eco lodges. A multi-centre trip is the best way to experience Costa Rica - add on Cuba or Panama for more wow factor.

Recommended tour operator: Rainbow Tours

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Rainbow Tours says

A honeymoon in Costa Rica can take you to the beach and beyond. Boasting a paradise of rainforest, coastal jungles and volcanic peaks, you can combine relaxation, luxury and adventure in one honeymoon. And with British Airways flying direct from Gatwick to Costa Rica three times a week, it is just one flight away.

  • Beach and adventure
  • Direct flights
  • Wildlife encounters

Leave it to us to tailor-make your honeymoon with your preferred mix of wildlife, rainforest and beach-side leisure, or take a look at some of our suggested private journey itineraries for inspiration.

For the perfect introduction, Costa Rica Highlights is hard to beat. This 12-day private tour takes in the Tortuguero Jungle Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Arenal volcano and both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

Up the ante on our Volcano & Cloud Forest honeymoon for a more adventurous experience with opportunities for trekking, white-water-rafting, zip lining and horse riding, as well as time to unwind in luxurious surroundings.

However, if you like your creature comforts to come with an even more generous dollop of romance, try our two-week Costa Rica in Style trip. Staying in luxury hotels and lodges throughout, highlights include a night on beautiful Cano Island (with the chance to spot dolphins on the boat trip en route), down time in a forest lodge on the Pacific coast and a stylish spa resort at the foot of the Arenal volcano.

If wildlife is one of your shared interests, check out our Sustainable Wildlife holiday, a unique private trip staying in small guest houses and hotels, all of which hold the respected Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (recognised by the World Tourism Organisation). Get up close with Costa Rica’s incredible bio-diversity, including rare orchids, butterflies, birds, reptiles, insects and mesmerising sloths.

We’ve introduced some exciting new itineraries that combine time in Costa Rica with neighbouring countries in Central America and the Caribbean – a heady combination with all the ingredients for a uniquely exciting honeymoon. How about Havana and Costa Rica or Costa Rica, Guatemala & Panama.

Check out our full range of honeymoons in Costa Rica and take a look at more of the honeymoons in Latin America and Africa that we have on offer.

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