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Active Honeymoon in Costa Rica

by Joanne Gardner last updated on 10/21/2008 Disclaimer
© Costa Rica Honeymoon, Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

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Costa Rica has it all - beaches, rain forests, volcanoes, wildlife, surfing, scuba diving, zip lining, golf and best of all, warm and friendly Costa Ricans.

The northern Pacific coast is home to the all-inclusive and luxury resorts of Guanacaste and Papagayo. Here you will find golf courses, scuba diving with large undersea creatures (whales, sharks) and resorts from 3 stars to 5 stars at the Four Seasons and Paradisus Playa Conchal.

Further south you will find Manuel Antonio Park with its abundance of wildlife. While there recently we saw sloths, monkeys, deer, raccoons, snakes, and all of the creepy crawly things that belong in a rain forest. This is a photographer's paradise. Our zip line adventure was done to the cries of the howler monkeys and under the watchful eyes of the red eyed green frog that is so famous on the souvenir shirts.

Further south is the dramatic Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay where one of the best eco-award winning hotels is situated, Lapas Rios.

The country has several volcanoes, the most active being Arenal in the center of the country. This volcano can provide you with a late show of flaming lava if you look out your window of Kioro Resort, a luxury hotel facing the volcano. Kioro has its own hot springs that are in the most magnificent gardens. Check the photos attached to this review where you can just feel the romance.

The Caribbean coast offers Tortuguero Park, where the sea turtles come every year to lay their eggs. You can only get there by boat. If you want to see conservation in action, visit during the egg laying season in the late summer and early fall. The Costa Ricans are very careful with their natural resources but are wiling to share them as well.

Most honeymooners are looking for a beach and tropical setting. Costa Rica provides that and much more with all its activities and varied terrain and wildlife. You won't be disappointed.

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