Adventurous, beautiful, nature, tropical, mountains, beaches, rural. The perfect honeymoon destination for active couples.
#2 Top Honeymoon Destination of 2012: Costa Rica
Costa Rica is well known for its adventures – from zip line tours, hiking, white water rafting, jungle walks, beautiful beaches, and it’s great surfing. Travel experts are claiming now that Costa Rica is one of the most “up and coming” honeymoon destinations. For the adventurous couples, Costa Rica is heaven.
Things to Do:
- Zip Line Tours – Also known as Canopy Tours, Costa Rica is famous for these. With some lines up to a half a mile long and 600 feet up in the air, it’s no wonder why it takes adventure-seekers to new limits! Couples are sent swinging through the canopy of a forest by cables and harness and will absolutely love every minute of the adrenaline rush. This is a once-in-a-lifetime must-do for a honeymoon.
- Swim under Waterfalls – The mountaineous terrain in the jungle have incredible benefits – waterfalls! Take a jungle hike to some of the most breathtaking views in the world.
- Hot Springs – with some of the most active volcanos in the world, so come incredible hot springs!
- Snorkling – with oceans on both sides of the country, there is plenty of things to see under the clear waters!
- Surfing lessons – Costa Rica has many surfing hotspots. The best time of year to surf is from November – August.
- Fishing – Costa Rica has some of the best Sport Fishing in the world and is the first country to practice catch and release fishing. The Pacific side has incredible fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. The Caribbean side and Northern regions of Costa Rica are famous for big Tarpon and big Snook. Over sixty-four world records have been caught in Costa Rica. Half day, Full day and Multi-Day Trips are available. They love to eat turtles.
- Golfing – Costa Rica is also know as a haven for some of the most lush, tropical golfing environments in the world. At any course, you can expect to an ensemble of exotic, indigenous animals; jungle; mountainous terrain; and a surreal, blue ocean painting a brilliant, seclusive experience.
- Relax on the Beach – Once the adventure wears off, you can always relax on one of the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. They come in all shapes, sizes, and amount of people. The lion’s share of beach tourism is concentrated on the Pacific side, in the Central Pacific region near San Jose, the Nicoya Peninsula, and in the dry tropical forests of Guanacaste. Less touristed, but no less beautiful are the beaches in the tropical rainforest of the souther Pacific coast near Corcovado National Park, or on the exotic, rastafarian, eco-tourism paradise of the Caribbean side.
When to Go:
Because Costa Rica is located between eight and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is Tropical year round. However, the country has many microclimates depending on elevation, rainfall, topography, and by the geography of each particular region. In general, the best time of year to visit weather-wise is in December and January, when everything is still green from the rains, but the sky is clear.
- High Season – The high season in Costa Rica is also known as “summer” or “dry season.” It runs from December – April with the main attraction being the weather. You will have less of a chance that it will rain on you & in some areas (notably Guanacaste) the wildlife is concentrated near shrinking water sources and easier to spot.
Be forewarned: because it is the high season, it is harder to get reservations, everything is relatively crowded and the prices are higher. From Christmas until the end of the first week in January, and Easter week are double jeopardy periods with lots of international travelers, and many Ticos traveling (the beaches are especially crowded).
- Green Season – Also known as “winter” or “the rainy season.” This season streteches from May-November and has been dubbed the ‘green season’ by the tourism industry. The best part about travelling during this season is a reduction in prices and crowds! And, even in the rainy season, days often start sunny, with rain falling in the afternoon and evening. If you are thinking about a trip to Costa Rica during the green season, don’t let the weather stop you.