Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Couples’ Getaway

Live it up at two of Costa Rica’s most luxurious hotels in two of its most popular destinations. Bonus: Free night at Arenal Kioro.

Adventure, relaxation, nature, and luxury all come together in this eight-day, even-night vacation package. You’ll start out amid lush tropical gardens that grow around natural hot springs that are heated by Arenal Volcano. From there you’ll head into the rainforest, where you can explore the treetops, rappel down rushing waterfalls, and study nature up close from hanging bridges.

white sand beach
Conchal beach, northern Pacific of Costa Rica. Photo: Andrés Madrigal

And then comes the beach. The second half of this laid-back itinerary takes you to Guanacaste’s famous Conchal Beach and the gorgeously appointed, all-inclusive Westin Resort.

This itinerary is designed with couples in mind, which is why we’ve added a heavy dose of downtime for you and your significant other to experience as the two of you feel fit.

Arenal volcano makes an impressive backdrop to your adventures in the area. Photo: Andrés Madrigal

 Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica! Now get in some hot springs.  

The adventure begins when you land in Liberia. From there you’ll enjoy a scenic three-hour ride through Costa Rica’s incredible landscapes until you reach the base of conical Arenal Volcano. Your home for the next three nights is Arenal Kioro Hotel, where luxury amenities, thermal hot springs, gourmet dining, and sweeping volcano views converge at a five-star boutique hotel.

Hotel: Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa

room and hot springs
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa. Photos courtesy of the resort.

Day 2: Rainforest tram, hanging bridges, and zipline tour

Head into the rainforest and get a bird’s-eye perspective, three different ways: you’ll soar between trees on the canopy tour; hanging bridges will let you linger and fully soak in the natural wonders around you; and an aerial tram will take you deeper into the forest canopy than you ever imagined. The air is fresh and sweet; the only sounds are those produced by nature. After today you’ll better understand why Costa Rica is a leader in ecotourism.

Day 3: Waterfall rappelling

Let the water cascade over your body as you rappel down a jungle-enshrouded cliff. Today’s activity is an explorer’s dream: you’ll check out remote canyons, see hidden waterfalls, trace rivers, and find thrills – and togetherness – that you and your partner will talk about for years.

Spectacular view of Arenal lake and rappelling. Photos courtesy of Costa Rica Vacations.

Day 4: Head to the beach

Load into your private transfer and head to Conchal Beach. It’s all white sand, blue waters, and seashells (hence the name Conchal). Sound nice? It gets better: you’ll be staying at The Westin Conchal, one of Costa Rica’s most luxurious all-inclusive resorts.

Hotel: The Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa

pool and hotel room
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa at Conchal beach. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Day 5: Sunset catamaran tour

Every day the sun puts on the greatest show on earth around 5:30 in the afternoon. And while taking in a gorgeous tropical sunset from a palm tree-lined beach is great, it’s even better from the deck of a catamaran. On the boat you’ll enjoy beverages and snacks, as well as the chance to snorkel and kayak in the Pacific Ocean.

sunset catamaran tour
Catamaran sunset tour, northern Pacific coast. Photo: Andrés Madrigal

Days 6 & 7: Enjoy the Westin

With so much going on at the Westin, you can spend days exploring the grounds, enjoying world-class cuisine at eight different restaurants, and visiting the several pools (including an adult-only private beach club). You can hit the links, play tennis, or enjoy the in-house programs that the hotel offers every day. And if you want to get outside of the compound and check out the region, this part of Guanacaste offers scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, several national parks, adventure activities, and more.

couple at beach
Spectacular Conchal beach, northern Pacific of Costa Rica.

Day 8: Return home

A private transfer will take you to Liberia International Airport where you catch your flight back home. Time to start dreaming about your next trip to Costa Rica!

Rate per person (incl. tax) $1,830

Number of nights: 7

Notes: Of course, you can change out any activity of lodging option; these are just our suggestions. Let us know what you want and we’ll make it happen.

Costa Rica Traveler does not receive a commission if you book one of these tours. Due to popular demand, our writers are putting together a series of itineraries for all kinds of travelers. We have selected Costa Rica Vacations as our partner travel agency because we know their business and love their service and tours.

Package Includes:

  • Airport Meet and Greet—we’re there as you get off the plane so you have a stress-free arrival
  • Private transfer to the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa with an English-speaking driver
  • 3 nights lodging at the Arenal Kioro—including a daily buffet breakfast and one night FREE!**
  • Rainforest combo tour
  • Lost Canyon adventure tour
  • Private transfer to Playa Conchal with an English-speaking driver
  • 4 nights lodging at the all-inclusive Westin Resort & Spa
  • All meals and beverages included during your stay at the Westin
  • Nightly on-site entertainment
  • Sunset catamaran tour
  • Private transfer to the Liberia airport

**For selected dates in 2017, get one night free at Arenal Kioro if you stay a minimum of three nights! Contact us for details and applicable dates.

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