Best Activities and Places for a Romantic Honeymoon in Manuel Antonio

If you’re planning your dream honeymoon, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, should be at the top of your list. This hidden gem offers the ideal mix of natural beauty, romantic settings, and laid-back vibes, making it the perfect destination for newlyweds seeking a memorable getaway.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the best activities and places to make your honeymoon in Manuel Antonio truly magical.

A Manuel Antonio honeymoon is ideal for couples looking for romance and adventure.

Best Romantic Accommodations

Manuel Antonio has exceptional hotels that can make your honeymoon truly memorable. Check out some of the best options for a comfortable and enjoyable stay:

Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort is a top choice for couples seeking an unparalleled romantic retreat. With direct access to Playitas Beach, it offers the best luxury, with rainforest and ocean views.

For those seeking extra indulgence, select suites at Arenas Del Mar feature private jacuzzis, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and intimacy.

To make your stay truly special, Arenas Del Mar offers personalized services, including floral arrangements, bottle service, and more. Let them create unforgettable moments for you and your partner, ensuring that your time at this luxurious resort is nothing short of extraordinary.

Makanda by the Sea

Makanda by the Sea, one of the top resorts in Manuel Antonio, ensures you experience the best of Costa Rica. With stunning ocean views and natural rainforest landscaping, the resort provides opportunities for both adventure and relaxation.

The luxurious villas and suites, equipped with all the amenities, provide the privacy and serenity that every honeymoon couple craves. The award-winning restaurant, situated alongside a fabulous infinity pool, adds a touch of culinary excellence to your stay.

Makanda’s magical setting embodies the essence of “Romance in Nature” with a hint of adventure. The wealth of flora and fauna, combined with two distinct ecosystems to explore, creates an environment that encourages you to connect with each other while being surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rica.

Los Altos Resort

Choosing Los Altos Resort for your honeymoon provides a seamless and luxurious experience. The dedicated staff at Los Altos is committed to meeting all your needs and ensuring your stay is perfect.

There’s so much to do at this resort. You can book a romantic dinner at Karola’s, their gourmet restaurant, or schedule a couples’ massage at Orquidea, their ocean-view spa.

Los Altos offers the chance to hike through a tropical preserve for those with an adventurous spirit, which is a wonderful way to spend time with your loved one while taking in the beauty of nature.

Create the perfect setting for a romantic retreat at the best Manuel Antonio's hotels.

Unique Activities for Couples

When you choose Manuel Antonio as your honeymoon destination, it’s common to wonder what to do during your stay. Don’t worry! There are plenty of activities for honeymooners, from relaxing to adventurous. 

See some of the experiences that will make your time together truly extraordinary:

Manuel Antonio National Park tour

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular destinations in the area. You can explore the park by opting for a private guided tour, having a simple picnic by pristine beaches, and taking a relaxed sunset stroll along Espadilla Beach for a mix of adventure and romance. Consider ending the day with a cozy, candlelit dinner at Playa Biesanz!

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of romance and exploration, consider adding our 2-Hour Manuel Antonio National Park Tour to your itinerary. For honeymooners, this tour offers a blend of adventure and relaxation.

After your hike, we’ll take you back to your hotel, or you can choose to stay and enjoy some of the best Manuel Antonio beaches on your own. It’s a flexible option, allowing you to explore or unwind at your own pace.

Kayaking Damas Island estuary tour

The estuary is home to many species, including exotic birds, monkeys, and reptiles. You can enjoy the thrill of spotting these animals in their natural habitat while paddling along the water.

Kayaking on the Damas Island Estuary provides a more private and secluded experience than other popular tourist activities. You can make this an adventure where you explore hidden corners of the estuary at your own pace.

Enhance the overall enjoyment and appreciation of the natural surroundings with our 4-Hour Kayaking Damas Island Estuary Tour. This adventure provides romantic scenery, wildlife connections, guided exploration, and lunch arrangements, all in one.

Rafting Naranjo River class III/IV tour

If you want to add adrenaline to your romantic escape, consider rafting on the Naranjo River. The Naranjo River flows through lush tropical landscapes, providing you with breathtaking scenery and nature immersion.

Moreover, the river’s thrilling rapids offer the perfect balance of challenge and excitement. Make sure to capture the moments in photos and videos!

Break from the ordinary for your honeymoon with our Rafting Naranjo River Class III/IV Tour. Conquer challenging rapids, navigate scenic landscapes, and bond over an adrenaline-fueled adventure—all while ensuring safety with our professional guides.

Kayaking sea & snorkel tour

Beyond the traditional honeymoon activities, kayaking along the coastline provides you and your partner with a shared adventure filled with excitement. Adding snorkeling to the mix allows you to explore the vibrant marine life.

Get ready to experience the best of nature with our 4-Hour Kayaking Sea & Snorkel Tour—a thrilling adventure designed to explore the wonders of the ocean.

The tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel to Quepos’s pier, where a 2 ½-hour kayak journey awaits. Paddle past islands and take a breather at the secluded Biesanz Bay for a refreshing snack and snorkeling break. You might spot marine birds, parrotfish, starfish, and sea turtles here!

Nauyaca waterfall tour

For a mix of adventure and relaxation, take a day trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls. Hike through the lush rainforest to reach these cascading falls, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools. The secluded and tranquil environment makes it an ideal spot if you’re searching for adventure and serenity.

Discover this stunning waterfall with our 6-Hour Nauyaca Waterfall Guided Tour. This tour takes you to the Pacific south of Costa Rica, where you can walk, swim, and capture the rugged beauty of Nauyaca Waterfall, set in an 80-meter-wide canyon.

You can choose between a challenging 12-kilometer hike or a complimentary ride in a four-wheel-drive vehicle to appreciate the landscape. This activity is perfect for exploring, connecting, and creating lasting memories.

ATV adventure tour

Explore the rainforest and rugged terrain with an ATV tour! This is the perfect choice if you’re up for an adrenaline kick and want to create unconventional memories together.

At Find My Costa Rica, we offer our 3.5-Hour ATV Adventure Tour that adds an adventurous twist to your romantic getaway. Drive through the stunning primary and secondary rainforests alongside the Rio Cañas on our fully automatic ATVs. You can explore two waterfalls for unique photos and a refreshing dip in the natural pools beneath the cascades.

Sunset cruise

Enhance the romance by booking a sunset cruise along the Pacific Coast. Sail with your loved one, enjoying the breathtaking coastline views as the sun sets. This tour allows you to spot dolphins and whales, depending on the season you’re visiting.

Join our 3.5-Hour Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour! Start with a hassle-free hotel pickup, leading to a catamaran journey along the coast, passing the beautiful beaches and islands of the National Park. Spot dolphins, seabirds, occasional whales, and sea turtles.

You can snorkel in the calm waters of Bisanz Bay and take a refreshing swim in a jungle bay. We provide all the gear!

Honeymoon specials for the ultimate Costa Rican getaway

The experience of exploring Manuel Antonio with your loved one will surely be one of your most cherished memories. As you plan your romantic getaway, consider our Barefoot Romance Costa Rica Escape: an 8-day, 7-night luxury honeymoon package meticulously designed for couples seeking an unforgettable experience.

We’ll take you to the breathtaking landscapes of Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, and San Jose. Expect the perfect blend of pristine beaches, warm ocean waters, and adventurous activities!

If you’re looking for a journey that transcends ordinary travel, our Discovering Costa Rica’s Wonders – Luxury Edition package is for you.

This is a holistic experience of 11 days with immersive nature day experiences, luxury accommodations, daily wellness classes, adventurous thrills, guided hikes, sunset catamaran sails, and more. Experience Costa Rica’s wonders in luxurious style with us!

Add a unique twist to your romantic getaway with all of the activities that Manuel Antonio offers!

Must-See Romantic Spots

Discover the enchanting beauty of this paradisiacal destination with your loved one as you explore its must-see romantic spots:

  • Manuel Antonio National Park Lookouts
  • Playa Biesanz
  • Espadilla Beach
  • Arenas del Mar
  • Mirador de la Playa Gemelas
These handpicked romantic destinations will make your Manuel Antonio getaway an unforgettable journey!

Charming Locations for Memorable Photos

If you’re looking for the ideal locations  to capture the essence of your honeymoon in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, be sure to include these ones in your journey:

  1. Puerto Escondido
  2. Mirador Punta Catedral
  3. Playitas Beach
  4. National Park Beaches
  5. Nayuaca Waterfalls

Dining and Cuisine Spots

Explore the top dining and cuisine spots that offer spectacular food, intimate settings, and tropical charm:

  1. Love Indian Cuisine
  2. Shana Restaurant
  3. Tule Cafe Restaurante
  4. Bella Vista Restaurant, Quepos
  5. Karolas Restaurant (Inside Los Altos Resort)

Quick Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon in Manuel Antonio

Here are some quick tips to ensure your romantic getaway is as seamless as it is memorable:

  1. Choose the right accommodation.
  2. Select the best time to visit.
  3. Find the best tours available.
  4. Check for local events.
  5. Pack essentials.
  6. Relax and unwind.
  7. Capture every moment!
Manuel Antonio is an immersive escape into love, nature, and the extraordinary!

Plan a Memorable Honeymoon in Manuel Antonio with Find My Costa Rica!

Experience the honeymoon of a lifetime in Manuel Antonio with Find My Costa Rica. Our expertly crafted packages ensure an unforgettable experience filled with romance, adventure, and luxury.

Contact Find My Costa Rica today to turn your dream honeymoon into a reality. Book your romantic escape!

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