(Closed) Honeymoons off the beaten path

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Fiance and I are going to Bali. I am not a beachy person either.. we want history, ruines and good food. You might want to consider vietnam and cambodia. We did

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think Costa Rica is a good idea. Also, think about Belize. There is plenty of non-beachy stuff to do in the country’s interior. Check out the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. You can also cross over into Guatemala and tour the Mayan ruins at Tikal, plus there are plenty of ruins in Belize itself. Belize is a 3-hr flight from Dallas, and I think CR is a 4-hr flight.  I know if I had 6 days for a honeymoon, I would want to spend as little time in the air as possible.

 

Good luck. Feel free to PM me about Belize; I was just there a few months ago.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did an adventure tour in Costa Rica. (Our tour was a special one done with the Discovery Channel) It was 9-10 days in 4 or 5 cities in Costa Rica, San Jose, Monteverde, Arenal, and some other places. It was a small group, with a native tour guide, and private transportation. What we loved about it was that it was definitely an adventure–we were sore after the honeymoon! We hiked through rainforests, cloudforests, white water rafted, went horse back riding on a mountain, rock climbed, ziplined, learned how to make tortillas, picked coffee beans at a coffee bean plantation, and learned how to make chocolate. The beach wasn’t included, though we did have time to fit in 3 hours of it. There’s so much awesomeness in Costa Rica.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Fiance and I didnt want a beachy honeymoon either. However, we don’t have the expenses to really travel out of the country. We are going to Disney World for a week, and could not be happier. Some people think its a little funny when we tell them, but we cannot wait. Most people think we are going to have an amazing time, especially since fiance has never been!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The first ting that came to my mind was Costa Rica. I have never been, but everything I have ever read about that place, sounds fun and adventurous, and naturey. You are so lucky, I hope you find what you are looking for!!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

We’re going to Thailand. We are visiting Bangkok for some city-life, Chiang Mai to explore the forests a bit, and the Phi Phi Islands for some beach time.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I agree. Costa Rica is such a sweet spot!  Sounds like you might like the Rain Forest and and the local culture. We stayed here and loved it!

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It is in the Manual Antonio State Park area (Costa Rica’s most amazing State Park!).

Your South Pacific shocies sound awesome too ….. if you don’t loose too much in travel time.  Good Luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@GreenEyedMoon:  I went to Spain for 7 nights last year, I think parts of europe are definitely do able

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t recommend Asia on your timeframe, because of the terrible jet lag.  You’d probably need a couple days just to adjust… Have you thought about going to Mexico or Belize?  I know you said no beach, but there’s lots of cool eco-tourist stuff to do that’s farther inland, and TONS of archaeological sites.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not only would you need time to get used to jet lag in Asia, but you would be looking at a total of 2 days travel time and if you don’t have that much time, you would be spending most of it in the air.

I hear people really enjoy Costa Rica. I was there for a day while on a cruise and we took a tour along a river, banana plantation and through the rainforest. There are beaches there on the Pacific side that are very nice, so you could do that at one point, but definitely go into the rain forest as that seems to be something people really enjoy. We were on the Atlantic side and it wasn’t all that nice, so definitely go for the Pacific side.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you thought about New Zealand? There’s so much to do there, especially if you’re outdoorsy.

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