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Costa Rica is a top eco-friendly honeymoon destination in 2024—here’s why

Costa Rica is becoming the honeymoon destination—and it’s thanks to its natural beauty, eco-tourism activities, and happy people.

I can’t promise you’ll run into Shawn Mendes or Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger—but what I can say is this: if you choose Costa Rica for your honeymoon, you’ll have no shortage of activities—whether you prefer walking through clouds (literally!) or soaking in hot springs with a margarita, or two, or five—I’m not judging.

With both eco-friendly and wellness travel on the rise, Costa Rica—a country which has long embraced ecotourism—is proving to be the destination—and it offers luxury accommodation to boot.

Puerto Viejo’s Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests to their honeymoon suits for years—and they know exactly what makes Costa Rica a top honeymoon destination

National parks, waterfalls, cloud forests, and more

If you and your partner are looking for a honeymoon destination that has more to offer than just ‘stunning beaches’—though you’ll certainly be getting those too!—then ‘pura vida’ is calling your name. 

Of course you can’t reasonably explore all 30 national parks scattered all around the country on one honeymoon—but no matter where you go in Costa Rica, you can find national parks nearby. 

If you’re near Quepos, check out the famous Manuel Antonio National Park which has over 109 species of mammals, including the white-faced capuchin monkeys. Also near Quepos, you can literally walk through clouds in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

If, however, you’re in Puerto Viejo, visit the Cahuita National Park—especially recommended if you’re a fan of sloths. (And who isn’t? Those little rascals have life all figured out!)

And once you’re done there, why not go on a chocolate experience? Wander through the cocoa trees, learn how it’s grown, and make your own chocolate… maybe with mango or banana.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course. Once you decide on a location, definitely check out some online guides to make sure you hit all the top spots.

All-inclusive luxury resorts for relaxation and wellness activities

Naturally, you can’t spend all day ziplining through cloud forests and admiring the sloth way of life. You need a place to stay and practice the sloth way of life—or indulge in a wellness activity in the privacy—and comfort—of a luxury resort.

And of course Costa Rica has plenty to offer in that area, too. After all, the Royal family, Shakira, Reese Witherspoon—and the aforementioned Canadian pop star and The Walking Dead star—all stayed at pretty amazing hotels and resorts. 

Located on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches—like Playa Manuel Antonio, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva—Costa Rica’s luxury resorts offer anything from guided jungle tours and mountain biking to yoga classes and—of course—wellness treatments at the on-site spa.

At Le Cameleon, honeymooners can enjoy couple’s massage, candle-lit dinners, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and swimming in nearby waterfalls. For the more adventurous couples, the resort can plan eco-friendly tours of Costa Rica’s unique wildlife. Hike through the jungle or zipline over the canopies—whatever you like; it’s your honeymoon.

Enjoy ‘pura vida’ in one of the happiest countries in the world 

‘Pura vida’ or pure life is Costa Rica’s motto—and the Costa Ricans sure do live by it. After all, the country is considered one of the happiest in the world—and isn’t that a great place to start your life as a married couple? 

Surrounded by beautiful nature, the happiest people, and all the luxury amenities you could need—I think I understand ‘pura vida’.

This content is provided in partnership with Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel and is intended for informational purposes only. The views, opinions, and advice expressed in this article are solely those of Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of any other individual, organization, or entity.


Company Information

Name: Cenk Kinay

Organization:  Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

Company Address:  Playa Cocles, Punta Cocles, Limón Province 70403, Costa Rica

Company Website: https://lecameleonhotel.com/