If you are after a truly unique destination with rainforests and beaches galore, head to Costa Rica, an exciting and secluded retreat fast becoming one of the best honeymoon destinations. Choose from an exciting range of tours and activities and relax in a unique rainforest lodge before planting a tree to commemorate your unforgettable honeymoon experience.
The remote and eco-friendly Lapa Rios Eco Lodge is set in 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest. Couples can get close to nature and relax in the peaceful seclusion. Sixteen spacious suiita-thatch bungalows are nestled within the rainforest and provide complete privacy and spectacular ocean views. The interiors are simple and contemporary with warm wooden floors, two bamboo queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed shrouded with soft net and classic bamboo furnishings. Outside there is a private garden and a spacious private deck with a seating area to enjoy a cool drink whilst admiring the panoramic ocean views. Enjoy a dual-showering experience in the modern bathroom. On one side a stone-laid floor massages your feet as you shower under soft, rain-like cool water, providing the sensation of showering in your own private waterfall. A second shower offers the more conventional hot and solar-heated water with tile-floor, perfect for a relaxing cleansing after a day's hike in the rainforest.
Explore the beautiful Osa Peninsula by taking part is some of the fascinating tours and activities offered by the Lapa Rios Eco Lodge. Experienced local guides will provide you with an authentic interpretation of the rainforest and the importance of conservation. You can personalize your honeymoon and arrange to do as few or as many activities as you please. Some of the tours are short such as the starfish walk where you can learn about the marine biology of the golfo dulce, one of only four tropical fjords in the world. Tour pristine waters and coconut-shaded beaches and see land crabs starfish and sea cumbers whilst still having plenty of time to relax on your return. For an extended rainforest experience, take the Wild waterfalls tour. Hike through the lush rainforest to pristine waterfalls and splash back along the Carbonera River, ideal for the more adventurous of hikers.
Or why not try your hand at kayaking, where floating in calm waters you will see a different type of forest with a spectacular variety of wildlife. Travel further along the river to the Pejeperro Lagoon and explore the wonderful world of mangroves. For the more adventurous, tour the rainforest at high speed with the thrilling Miramar canopy zip-line. Five lines stretch between five platforms winding 600m through primary forest – an exhilarating way to spend an afternoon!
Spend a morning being pampered in the tranquil setting of the rainforest. Choose from four types of unique massage and relax with nothing but the sounds of the surrounding jungle and softly breaking waves. A rainforest massage is a perfectly blissful experience available only in the best honeymoon destinations.
A special activity recommended for honeymooners is to plant a tree as part of the Lapa Rios reforestation program and leave a memory of their unforgettable honeymoon. Couples will learn about their tree, its role in the ecosystem and receive a certificate to commemorate their efforts.