Costa Rica offers beaches, hiking, cloud forests, bubbling hot springs, lush tropical gardens, and some of the most romantic hotels in the world.In honor of Valentine’s week Midwest Travel Solutions is bringing you a special five part installment highlighting Costa Rica, all it offers and our take on the 5 most romantic hotels that will leave you and your significant other feeling like VIP rock stars.
Costa Rica is vibrant; Costa Rican’s are warm, friendly, passionate and proud. The terrain varies from lush jungles that rival the beauty of Hawaii to hills that could just as easily be a scene from California’s wine or dairy Country. The roads, many of which are dirt are shared by automobiles, buses, pedestrians, motorcycles, and even horseback riding commuters. Don’t be surprised to find Ticos wave to you on the street, or yourself engaged in conversation with a stranger while strolling one of the many parks, or plazas that often sit in the city square providing a gathering place for families to visit while their children play as the day draws to its end. Despite its amazing diversity, all this comes packaged in a country with a footprint a bit smaller than West Virginia. Here you will find your budget goes much further than you would think, making Costa Rica an amazing place to find value, romance, adventure and an incredible vacation experience.
One of the areas that should be on any Costa Rica vacation itinerary is La Fortuna de San Carlos home of Arenal Volcano. The charming town of La Fortuna sits about 4 miles from the Volcano and is the entrance point for the main road connecting the Arenal region, Lake Arenal, and the road to Guanacaste. Arenal Volcano rises almost 5,500 feet over the pastured green hillsides that surround its magnificent base creating an awe inspiring back drop to your Costa Rican Holiday. Not just another pretty face on planet earth, Arenal’s geothermal activity brings a number of hot springs to the area that makes this one of the most romantic places to escape everyday life. Imagine waking up in the morning, slipping into your own private spa and watching the sunrise over Arenal Volcano with the one you love. This is just one of the special experiences that makes Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa our No. 5 on our list of Most Romantic Hotel in Costa Rica.
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa is a small boutique hotel offering up stunning views of the volcano, all nestled on 27 private acres of park land, surrounded by two streams with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. In addition to the exceptional location and private thermal springs you will find exuberant gardens, wonderful food served up daily, service from a staff that really cares about your stay, making this No. 5 on our list.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the spa for their signature mud therapy – traditional practiced in every indigenous tribe in Costa Rica. This volcanic mud is a blend of natural minerals which glides on in a velvety layer. It cleans, exfoliates, draws out toxins, hydrates and improves the flow of nutrients to the skin’s surface. An experience not to be missed!
Tomorrow we are off to Tamarindo to bring you our choice for forth most romantic hotel in Costa Rica.