Belize & Costa Rica Honeymoon
Belize & Costa Rica Honeymoon: Belize offers romance seekers and honeymooners white sand beaches, warm turquoise Caribbean waters teeming with marine life, and the mystery and adventure of Mayan ruins and the rainforest. Costa Rica offers volcanoes, hot springs, incredible wildlife, rainforests, cloud forests, and a two gorgeous coastlines dotted with some of the best boutique hotels in the Americas. When planning your honeymoon how do you decide between the two? Fortunately with us you don’t have to! This cross-country combo package allows you to experience the major highlights of the two most popular vacation destinations in Central America while staying at some of the most exclusive and romantic hotels in the region. Find the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and get ready for a vacation you’ll never forget.
Duration: 14 days
*Price Range: $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person
$$$: $1,800+ per person
Fly into the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE), where after passing through Immigrations and Customs you’ll find out private driver outside the airport holding a sign with our logo and your name on it. Your private, air conditioned transfer will allow you to stop for pictures or a bite to eat as you make your way to the Mayan Mountains in western Belize. If you arrive early enough you can visit the Belize Zoo which serves as a rescue center for big cats, monkeys, birds, and tapir. Upon arriving to the Cayo District you’ll check into the luxurious Ka’ana Resort, the newest and only 5-star resort in San Ignacio. You’ll be welcomed with a private orientation and rum tasting before you head to your private air conditioned suite. For a truly special experience we recommend their 1-bedroom villa which features 1,250 sq ft of living space, California king bed, and a private yard complete with outdoor shower and plunge pool.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the privacy of your room before heading to the Mayan Underworld! The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is the most popular cave tour in Belize and in one of the best tours we offer throughout Central America. Adventure seekers are needed for this tour as you’ll be swimming, wading, hiking and crawling deep into an ancient Mayan cave with hard hats and headlamps. We assure you the journey is worth the destination as you’ll be privileged to a unique insight of the Mayan underworld with ancient pottery, artifacts, and the famous Crystal Maiden – the calcified remains of a young Mayan girl, thought to be a sacrificial victim. You’ll also be able to view an astounding formation of stalagmites and stalactites in a huge open area named ‘the cathedral.’ After the tour you’ll have the opportunity to change into dry clothes and eat a fresh lunch before heading back to the Ka’Ana Resort.
Today you’ll stay above ground as you have your choice between another adventure tour like zip-lining or waterfall rappelling, a nature tour into the rainforest, or take in more ancient history at one of the nearby Mayan sites like Caracol or Xunantunich. Of course this is your romantic vacation so you also have the option to do nothing except sleep in, hit the pool, and indulge in a spa treatment.
Today you’ll leave the rain forest and head to Belize’s picturesque Caribbean Coast and the “Isla Bonita” – Ambergris Caye. Take a 45 minute flight from San Ignacio back to Belize City and then a quick 20-minute hop to Ambergris Caye. Here you’ll be greeted by white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and the second longest barrier reef in the world less than a mile offshore. You’ll spend your last four nights in Belize at the award-winning Matachica Resort & Spa. With just 30 private, air conditioned villas and casitas, an infinity edge pool, the Jade Spa, and one of the best rated restaurants on the island Matachica is how the Caribbean was meant to be experienced.
Enjoy a tropical breakfast in their open-air restaurant and then it’s up to you to decide how to spend your day! You can take a water taxi into town and explore San Pedro’s various bars, restaurants, and small shops or simply relax at your beachfront hotel and take advantage of their complimentary kayaks, pedal boats, fishing and snorkeling gear, and bicycles.
Today you’ll experience the incredible snorkeling that has made Belize so popular! Your guides will take you to the nearby Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley for a morning of snorkeling with turtles, rays, eels, thousands of reef fish, and friendly Belizean nurse sharks. With warm, crystal clear waters that are protected by the Mesoamerican reef and an abundance of marine life this snorkeling tour is great for beginners and experts alike.
Enjoy your last day in Belize! Relax with a book – or your special someone – in your private hammock, enjoy cocktails in the freshwater pool, and enjoy every moment of this Caribbean paradise that you can because Belize doesn’t get any better than this.
Take a 20 minute domestic flight back to Belize City for your international to San Jose, Costa Rica. Just a few hours after leaving BZE International Airport you’ll be greeted at the SJO International Airport by one of our representatives holding a sign with your name on it before you even get to the Immigration line. After checking into Costa Rica and collecting your luggage we’ll get you out to your waiting private transfer because tonight you’ll be staying at the top rated hotel in all of Central and South America by both Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure, the Arenal Nayara. The 50 Deluxe Rooms and Suites are all immaculately furnished with AC, satellite TV, wifi, minibar, large bathrooms, and best of all a private deck with outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the Arenal Volcano.
We’ll spend today showing you the natural highlights of the La Fortuna area. First you’ll head deep into the rainforest where you’ll walk across the canopy of the rainforest on suspension bridges. These iconic hanging bridges will allow you and your naturalist guide to get an up close view of life in the canopy of the forest. Next head to the magnificent 200 ft La Fortuna Waterfall for amazing views, pictures, and a cool refreshing dip in it’s pool. Finally you’ll end your day with a buffet dinner and a few hours to enjoy the thermal hot springs that have made this area so popular. Enjoy flowing rivers, waterfalls, and warm soothing thermal waters to end your day.
Today you’ll get a little adventure as you fly through the rainforest on the canopy zip-line tour. Enjoy 13 different cables, one of them half a mile long, as you scream through the treetops from platform to platform. For the hardcore thrill seekers this tour can also be combined with waterfall rappelling. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the pool and spa back at the Arenal Nayara.
The final leg of this memorable journey is upon us as you’ll end your vacation relaxing at the beach in eco-chic luxury at the amazing Florblanca Resort. Located on Costa Rica’s remote and rugged Nicoya Peninsula, Florblanca is set just steps from the water in the popular town of Santa Teresa. With just ten private villas, each featuring a spacious open-air living room with hammock for two, garden setting bathroom, open air bathroom with outdoor shower, and an air conditioned bedroom with with king bed, we’ve saved the best for last. Five star service is there when you need it and privacy is all yours when you want it, these last four days of authentic beachfront luxury are yours to enjoy.
With Florblanca’s beachfront location, bar service in the pool, and incredible Bambu Spa we can’t blame you if you don’t feel like doing anything today other than putting on a swimming suit to head to the restaurant. If you do feel like getting on board with the relaxed Santa Teresa vibe your options include yoga, surfing, horseback riding, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Relax and enjoy your last day on the beach in Costa Rica!
The hardest day of the entire itinerary – it’s time to say ‘adios’ to Costa Rica and head back to San Jose for your international flight home.