Thinking of Costa Rica for next year any other bees gone there or HM there?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs Christopher:  We went to Tamarindo, Costa Rica in December 2012 for our honeymoon and it was great!! We didn’t really go out at night because we noticed as the sun went down, more and more cops were showing up to patrol the streets so we didn’t want to risk it. Other than that, we had a blast! We went snorkeling, ATV-ing (awesome!) and went to a volcano for a day trip where we went white water rafting, ziplining, horse back riding, repelling, visited a waterfall and a few other things and it included lunch! We found a deal on Groupon for our hotel and we told them it was our honeymoon and they upgraded us for free to the honeymoon suite! I would definitely go back.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs Christopher:  If you want to explore, maybe look at resorts in the rainforest. I wish we had spent some time there but we were busy anyway!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsTillerResq:  Were there a lot of bugs and snakes and stuff?  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@peachacid:  Didn’t see any snakes (THANK GOD!) The mosquitoes were pretty bad… for me anyway; they didn’t really bother DH. Mosquitoes tend prefer me for some reason. When we were out to eat, the bartender went downstairs and said he killed a scorpion but we didn’t see it. Other than that, nothing really out of the norm!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs Christopher:  we actually got engaged in costa rica so it holds a very special place for us! we were here: http://www.laparios.com/ it’s a really beautiful eco lodge build right into the rain forest. there is ample oppostunity to relax, chill out, massage, beach,etc. but there are also tons ofreally amazing hikes, biking, waterfalls, climbing activities you can do.

the best part is that the resort is small so you won’t be sharing it with a lot of people and the customer service there is literally one of the best i’ve ever experienced. the resort is also eco and green so that’s another wonderful aspect of it. we LOVED it so much. and def going back for a 5 of 10 year anniversary. 

good luck!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Love, love, loved Costa Rica. We honeymooned there in may and it was gorgeous. We stated at one of the all inclusive resorts in the Guanacaste region and it was fabulous. We did a lot of tours that took us off resort to see more of the country, but at the same time had the option of hanging out by the pool all day if we wanted.

we didn’t see any snakes at all, but there were a ton of lizards on the resort, which I thought was neat. There were a lot of Mosquitos thoigh. But I’m pretty allergic and did fine- just loaded up on bugspray at night.

I’d definitely suggest looking into the arenal volcano area. We did a day trip there and it was the highlight of our trip- we both agree that when we go back, we’d like to find somewhere in that area or in the rainforest. But for our honeymoon, the all inclusive beach resort was perfect.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We went there in December for our honeymoon and Loved it!  We started in Arenal at Nayara Hotel (amazing).  We did our adventure activities here (zipline, hiking, waterfal repelling, hot springs).  We then went to the Guanacaste area (JW Marriott) and did the relaxing part of the trip (they had a great pool).

I was surprised that we didn’t have any issues with mosquitos at either location, but I did bring bugspray with us.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

LOVE Costa Rica. Be sure to go to Manuel Antonio. It’s a park with one of the prettiest beaches in the world. Plus, they have sloths there and toucans and monkeys. You’ll LOVE it. 

Here are some pics of Manuel Antonio: 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went there this past spring. We stayed at La Tirimbina and it was amazing- its a biological reserve where you can lodge. They give guided nature tours into the rainforest every night. I also reccommned seeing Arenal and also rafting the Sarapicqui river. The guides are awesome and it is sooo much fun. I was not a fan of the Guanacaste region. It was beautiful yes, but we went in April and it was uncomfortably hot- as in it made me physically ill it was so hot.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

commenting to check back later 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mrs Christopher:  Be sure to check the weather of different areas of Costa Rica before you book.  Depending when you go, certain areas may be in the wet season.  We went in October/November at the end of the rainy season and stayed in Guanacaste.  Although there were 2 rainy days, they happened to pop up right after we got sunburnt so we welcomed the opportunity to stay indoors 🙂  I have heard that it gets uncomfortably hot in the peak of dry season.

 

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