Explore Costa Rica’s natural beauty alongside your significant other in these gorgeous hotels. This list of the best romantic hotels in Costa Rica will allow you to UNPLUG and reconnect with each other while enjoying Costa Rica’s jungle, wildlife, volcanoes, and Pacific beaches. We’ve hand-picked the below hotels as the best romantic hotels in Costa Rica due to their award-winning service, delicious dining, and intimate amenities.
*Adult-only hotels or hotels that have minimum age requirements.
1) Arenas del Mar – Manuel Antonio (Central Pacific), Costa Rica
There are only a handful of accommodations in Manuel Antonio that have direct beach access and Arenas del Mar has access to two! Voted as one of the “50 Best New Honeymoon Spots” by The Knot, Arenas del Mar is the place for couples to enjoy all Manuel Antonio’s wonders directly from their property – rainforest, wildlife encounters, and beach. Upgrade to their Suite categories for a private Jacuzzi on your balcony.
2) Capitan Suizo – Tamarindo (North Pacific), Costa Rica
Located on the far south end of Playa Tamarindo, Capitan Suizo is a beachfront, boutique oasis that offers the rare combination of tranquility with easy access to a beach town. All their room categories come with king beds and are surrounded by lush, tropical gardens which attract troops of monkeys and tropical birds. For a romantic stay, we recommend one of the Beachfront Bungalows or Beachfront Garden Rooms, one of the only accommodations in Costa Rica that has direct beach access right from your room.
3)*Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas – Las Catalinas (North Pacific), Costa Rica
4)*Casa Chameleon Mal País – Mal País (North Pacific), Costa Rica
These two Casa Chameleon adult-only boutique hotels are tucked away on the hillsides of Mal País and Las Catalinas. Both Casa Chameleon hotels offer sweeping, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean right from each suite’s private plunge pool. Special touches such as an in-suite breakfasts and on-site cooking and mixology classes will allow you to reconnect with your significant other in these beach and jungle retreats.
5) Copa de Arbol – The Osa Peninsula (Drake Bay/South Pacific), Costa Rica
Located on the western shores of The Osa Peninsula, Copa de Arbol is one of the first luxury accommodations to grace this remote region. All 11 free-standing bungalows come with A/C and are tastefully decorated with Balinese-style furnishing. A three-tiered jungle pool is topped-off with a heated Jacuzzi, creating a fourth tier. Copa de Arbol’s privileged location is only a few miles from both Corcovado National Park (excellent hikes for wildlife viewing) and Caño Island Biological Reserve (Costa Rica’s best snorkeling and scuba diving).
6) *El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Bajos del Toro (Cloud Forest), Costa Rica
Experience the beauty of the cloud forest on this 500-acre eco-retreat. One portion of El Silencio Lodge & Spa is for adults-only and houses individual suites that come with their own private outdoor Jacuzzi. Spend your days hiking to splendid waterfalls, including the nearby Del Toro Waterfall, or indulging in organic spa treatments. El Silencio Lodge and Spa is one of two Relais & Châteaux properties in Central America.
7) Finca Rosa Blanca – Central Valley Highlands, Costa Rica
A quaint and charming retreat in the mountains outside of San Jose, Finca Rosa Blanca is the perfect way to start or end your romantic Costa Rica vacation. This coffee farm plantation overlooks the twinkling lights of the Central Valley with only 14 rooms and one of San Jose’s top restaurants, El Tigre Vestido. It’s a Rainforest Alliance Certified hotel and has won top 10 Small Hotels in Central America and Caribbean by Conde Nast.
8) *Florblanca Resort – Santa Teresa Beach (North Pacific), Costa Rica
The Florblanca Resort experience goes something like this – “hook to fork” and “farm to table” dining, pampering treatments in their dreamy, award-winning Spa Bambu, and strolling miles of beach in front of the hotel while taking in nightly sunset shows. Florblanca Resort is a beachfront oasis with only 10 villas, including a 2-story Honeymoon House featuring a beachside palapa, a Jacuzzi in the master bathroom, and a private sun terrace on the top level. Must be 6-years and older.
9) *Kura Design Villas – Uvita (South Central Pacific), Costa Rica
This adult-only retreat has only 6 seductive villas perched on the hillside overlooking the famous whale’s tale of Marino Ballena National Park. It has one of the best infinity pools in Central America with breathtaking sunset views. Kura Design Villas has been defined as “the most glamorous, romantic resort in Costa Rica” by Forbes, and we couldn’t agree more! It’s the ideal place for couples that want spoiling, decadent luxury in an off-the-beaten-path beach and jungle destination with surreal views. Make sure to visit the nearby Nauyaca Waterfalls!
10) Lapa Rios – The Osa Peninsula (Puerto Jimenez/South Pacific), Costa Rica
Another National Geographic Unique Lodge of the world, Lapa Rios is located in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, The Osa Peninsula. Lapa Rios is a luxury eco-lodge with only 17 bungalows perched on a ridge overlooking the Golfo Dulce. Surrounded by over 1,000-acres of tropical rainforest, guests are able to see wildlife at nearly every turn (sometimes with the help of a trained eye)! Lapa Rios is a place to unplug from it all and connect with nature in an intimate bungalow setting.
11) *Latitude 10 – Santa Teresa Beach (North Pacific), Costa Rica
Latitude 10 offers an adult-only, eco-boutique option on the Santa Teresa shoreline. With only 5 open-air bungalows, it’ll seem like the entire 5-acre property is all to yourselves. Latitude 10 offers an intimate, romantic experience with nightly candlelit turndown service, indoor and outdoor showers, and oceanfront massages.
At the base of the iconic Arenal Volcano sits two of the world’s top boutique hotels, Nayara (#4 hotel in the world) and Nayara Springs (#2 hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure). Both properties have won numerous awards and received honorable mentions from other big names like Conde Nast Traveler and Forbes. Both Nayara and Nayara Springs (adults-only) are the perfect romantic retreat for any couple visiting the Arenal region, a place with a diverse mix of adventure tours, scenic hikes through tropical rainforest, and relaxing thermal hot springs (ask us about our favorite hot springs!).
13) *Pacuare Lodge – Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge has been voted one of the world’s 24 top eco-lodges by National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World and sits along one of the top 10 scenic rivers of the world. Part of the thrill of staying at Pacuare Lodge is the world-class whitewater rafting experience to arrive and depart the 840-acre private reserve. With no electricity in the bungalows, each evening you’ll return to a romantically candlelit sanctuary to enjoy with your significant other. Guests must be older than 12-years.
14) Rio Celeste Hideaway – Tenorio Volcano National Park & Rio Celeste, Costa Rica
Rio Celeste Hideaway sits alongside Costa Rica’s magical blue river, Rio Celeste. Sister property to the award-winning Nayara and Nayara Springs, Rio Celeste Hideaway is an equally beautiful hotel with enchanting hikes into Tenorio Volcano National Park to see the Rio Celeste Waterfall.
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