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Travel expert gives you five fantastic reasons to enjoy a honeymoon in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is emerging as the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who are looking for great weather, a tropical location, and a wide choice of adventure and nature activities. Newlyweds won't even have to pay a fortune for the experience, as it is one of the most affordable destinations with a range of hotels and excursions to suit all budgets.

Travel expert gives you five fantastic reasons to enjoy a honeymoon in Costa Rica

Getting married can be an expensive event, so when it comes to booking a honeymoon, couples want to be able to combine fantastic weather with an unforgettable experience filled with activities and a memorable location. Costa Rica is becoming an increasingly popular destination for honeymoons, and fortunately, it is more affordable that people think.

The Huffington Post has highlighted some of the reasons that Costa Rica is the ideal honeymoon destination.

Affordability

Thanks to the wide selection of tour operators and travel agencies, couples can create their honeymoons to suit their budget and preference of activities. Whether it’s a luxury lodge in the rainforest, a beach bungalow or a B&B, there are plenty to choose from. If couples prefer a honeymoon packed with activities such as horse riding or zip-lining, this can be arranged, or if they just want to relax on the beach and wander around at their own pace, there are plenty of affordable choices.

Friendly locals

Costa Ricans are generally very warm and friendly, and they’ll often be heard saying “Pura Vida” which means pure life. Many people in the tourism industry and main cities and towns speak English, but it doesn’t hurt to learn a few Spanish words to show you’re making an effort.

Delicious food

Food in Costa Rica is almost always fresh and there’s a wide selection of meat and vegetarian options. Many dishes are served with meat and fish, and plantains like rice and black beans. Fruit is plentiful in Costa Rica, and ranges from guava, granadilla, zapote, sweet lemons and Nispero which is similar to an apricot. Gallo Pinto is a traditional Costa Rican dish made of stir-fried rice and black beans, and it usually accompanies meat, fish or scrambled eggs.

Tropical weather

Costa Rica is a tropical country with a rainy season from May to November, and there’s more humidity in destinations near the Cloud Forest. The dry season runs from December to April and during this time there’s plenty of sunshine, blue skies, high temperatures, and the odd shower of rain to keep things fresh.

Nature and adventure

Newlyweds won’t have to choose between adventurous activities and nature spots as Costa Rica offers both. For the thrill-seekers, there’s zip-lining through canopy forests, white-water rafting, ATV rides, and horse riding across beaches. Costa Rica is home to 22 national parks, 12 biological reserves, 10 wildlife reserves, and eight forest reserves. With 25 per cent of country protected, it has an impressive 13,000 plant species, 4,500 butterfly species, 220 species of reptiles and 870 types of birds.

Some of the top nature attractions include Monteverde Cloud Forest with its colourful birds and animals; Tortuguero National Park where you can watch turtles hatch on beaches; Corcovado National Park, the largest park in Costa Rica that is home to jaguars, harpy eagles, and a lowland rainforest; and the Arenal Volcano National Park that boasts the magnificent Arenal Volcano.

Costa Rica is a country in Central America that has a Pacific coast and Caribbean coast. Honeymooners can enjoy the country’s huge choice of white and golden sandy beaches, lush jungles, turquoise lagoons, and historic cities including the capital San Jose with its Spanish colonial architecture.

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