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Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

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Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Hi everyone,

My fiance and I are investigating honeymoon options for later September 2013. We are adventurous and really love exploring nature. Our first choices led us to Belize where I found a wonderful private island with secluded huts right on the beach. They also offered inland tours that interest us. However, after researching the hurricane situation in Belize...we moved on to Costa Rica.

Rain doesn't bother us. I mean, c'mon, it's the rainforest...we expect some showers. But we really wanted a jungle/beach combo. I found the perfect jungle escape (or what seems to be) at the Pacuare Lodge in the Siquirres area, but I'm really struggling to find a secluded beach cabana that isn't in the south Pacific (where I'm sure it will rain all day, every day). Any suggestions?

Maybe Costa Rica isn't the place for us during late September. We're open to other locations - the only reason we were sticking to Central America is the cheap flights we can get...

Basically...we want jungle/rainforest, beach and seclusion. Any advice/suggestions/questions are welcome! Total budget (including meals) would be around $4K for 7-9 nights.


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1. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

September is great weather at the Caribbean side of our country...SUMMER time...BEACH TIME...check Le Camaleon Hotel...or Gecko Lodge or Almonds and Corals...Korrigans Lodge some the best real hotels around Puerto Viejo area...some great beaches around as well.. Cahuita NAtional PArk great for snorkeling...Cocles...Punta Uva...Manzanillo very nice beaches...casual places...

Pacuare lodge maybe nice for one night...not worth it for more...it is a nice place but one night is enough...expensive..!

For Puerto Viejo you can fly to SJO...and then drive...about 3.5 hours nice road all the way...!


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2. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Tree House Lodge in Punta Uva, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. No restaurant but houses have kitchens and there are great restaurants not too far away.

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3. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Our son and his wife and also some good friends stayed at Pacuare Lodge and they both loved it. Very romantic and good activities. It is expensive, but its your honeymoon. You could do the Pacuare trip and have them take you to Puerto Viejo at the end of the trip.

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4. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Pacuare Lodge to Tree Houses would be a great honeymoon...

en route, Selva Bananito is an excellent eco-lodge in the Talamanca mountains, that would make a nice place for 2-3 nights...

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5. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

September is the month to hit the Caribbean coast for sun and calm seas and you can find jungle and beach easily. Look into the Punta Uva/Playa Chiquita section of the coast to get away from the 'crowds'.

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6. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma if for whatever reason you're more inclined to the Pacific side.

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7. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

I agree that a combination of Pacuare Lodge and the Caribe Sur would make for a great honeymoon. The lodge is expensive but we so far have heard good things from people who have stayed there. And yes, if you want to be close to the beach south of Puerto Viejo, Tree House lodge and Casa Viva in Punta Uva are splendid options, Mother Dear on the north side of Puerto Viejo could be another choice.

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8. Re: Looking for Secluded Jungle/Beach Honeymoon

Manatus in Tortuguero ,

Chameleon in Puerto viejo

If you go to guanacaste, there will be more chances of rain , but it might be worth trying, Cala Luna, Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo

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