Trip Report

2 weeks of an adventure packed and relaxing honeymoon in Costa Rica

I had gone on a volunteer trip once to Costa Rica. That trip was so phenomenal that I knew I had to return there and that too for our honeymoon!

by lifewith2cubsAbout Me:I am a Registered Nurse by profession but truly a traveller and blogger by passion. I knew it was time to kick start my passion and turn myself into a travel influencer. What really got me started was our two girls - our 2 cubs! During our... read more

North AmericaCosta Rica, Nicaragua7 days / December 2014

Highs & Lows

The rainforest, wildlife, beautiful culture, delicious cuisine, gorgeous beaches.

I really can't think of even one!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Next time we visit Costa Rica, we will definitely be visiting the Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio. Two visits and we still haven't made it there! We would also not recommend doing an all-inclusive in Costa Rica because you do really miss out on seeing all that this beautiful country has to offer. If you are looking for a few days of relaxation though in the Guanacaste region, definitely consider Dreams Las Mareas!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    We had no solid plans when we left and wanted to be spontaneous and plan in the moment. Because of this, we had nothing going wrong this trip or maybe we just can't remember amongst all the fun we had?

  • How was the food?

    The food was phenomenal! I absolutely love the Costa Rican cuisine specially their bean and rice. They offer bean and rice even for breakfast so you bet I may have indulged on that. Another must try is the chocolate covered coffee beans in all the different flavours they have. Costa Rica is known for its rich coffee and these chocolate covered coffee beans are a specialty there.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you love to see wildlife, this is the right place to go. If you love to see rainforest, this is your place. Costa Rica is a country that has it ALL - beaches, mountains, rainforests, active volcanoes, hot springs, wildlife and the list goes on. Two times to Costa Rica has not been enough and this is one of those places I have and will in the future break my own rule of not travelling more than once to the same country.

  • Packing tips?

    Because there is an all-inclusive resort stay, I would definitely recommend to pack some evening dresses for the a la carte dinner.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Local transportation is the best if you do not have to worry about kids. It is cheap and you get to see the real countryside when you travel like locals. When we left Toronto, we were unsure of how we would make our way from Liberia to San Jose. We even though of paying the 800$ to get a private taxi. What we did, was end up paying a total of 10$ for both of us for a comfortable ride.

  • Any surprises?

    None at all!

  • Booking details?

    We booked the all-inclusive resort with Air Canada Vacations through www.itravel2000.com and we booked the hotel in San Jose through the website. All excursions were booked through the hotel or resort.

Lodging

  • This all-inclusive resort has it all! You are surrounded by mountains, gorgeous beaches, wildlife, amazing pools, delicious cuisines, great bars, nature, you name it and it is there! This resort has been one of our favourite all-inclusive's so far and we have been to a ton of them. The rooms are so beautiful and each room comes with a private soaker tub in the balcony. The rooms itself are so luxurious and you feel nothing less than royalty when you stay here.