Over 1.7 million tourists visit Costa Rica every year. If you want to escape to a place that’s famous for scenic beauty and luxury resorts, Costa Rica is an excellent choice.
Do you have a close group of friends that you’d love to spend some quality time with? Are you planning a couples retreat and don’t know where to begin?
Maybe you’re due for some Costa Rica time. Here are some ideas to plan your retreat.
Name Your Retreat
Have you thought about planning a couples retreat in Costa Rica? A great first step is to choose a name. Whether it’s romantic or sporty, the name should reflect the spirit of the getaway.
Decide on a Budget
If you’re planning a luxury getaway, setting a budget is still a good idea. That allows you to make better decisions when you’re in the planning stage. You’ll need to decide on the number of people you want at your retreat and its duration.
If this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, research your options and use the pricing information to prepare a budget. Once you know how much your couple’s retreat will cost, you’ll be able to give your attendees the correct information when you send out invitations.
Select Your Accommodations
Costa Rica offers a wide variety of accommodations, so location is one of the main factors to consider when selecting a place to host your retreat. You’ll want to choose an area that’s easy to access from the airport, with lots of fun activities for your guests to enjoy.
Manuel Antonio is an excellent Oceanside village if you’re looking for restaurants and nightlife. There’s a national park nearby that’s full of wildlife, and you can book your tickets in advance. It’s easy to access as the drive from the San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaría International Airport) is just 2.5 hour’s drive from Vista Hermosa Estate.
Once you have selected a general location, do some research. When viewing a potential retreat venue, think about the following important features you may want to offer your guests.
Resorts and Hotels
Search for a facility that is large enough to take care of your group but small enough to keep it cozy. The private beach villa at Vista Hermosa Estate is an excellent example of the perfect accommodation for a couples retreat. It offers a luxury experience in an ideal location.
A great feature is their large top-floor social area overlooking the tropical jungle. Amazing views of the ocean and a beautiful infinity pool combine to create a space where your group will love to hang out and relax.
Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are a must for each couple. This is a premier choice when it comes to beach homes in Costa Rica.
Onsite spa services are a must if you’re planning a luxury retreat. Look for a service that offers couples massages or individual stone massages.
Many guests will enjoy receiving facials or hand and foot treatments. There’s nothing like the feeling of five-star pampering from a massage after an active day at the beach.
Search for accommodations that include catering services. No one wants the hassle of shopping and preparing their meals when on a luxury vacation. The best retreats include a private chef who will care for your needs.
Some of your guests may have food restrictions because they follow a vegetarian or gluten-free diet. They may have food allergies to accommodate. A professional chef will manage all of these considerations.
Fine dining is great, but it’s nice to know you have the option of eating by the pool. Some resorts have an outdoor bar where you can lounge while you sip specialty cocktails. Flexibility is key when you’re traveling with a group.
Consider Your Privacy
The best beach house rentals in Costa Rica will have access to a quiet beach. You don’t want to end up on a crowded patch of sand full of tourists. Determine if there will be other guests at the resort while you are there or if will it be exclusive to your group.
Look at beaches close by or other options at your resort. When the beach gets busy, it’s good to know you can relax at your pool in a comfy lounge chair.
From outdoor activities to world-class cuisine, you won’t be left wanting things to do together as a couple or as a group. Look for centrally located accommodation so you can take advantage of the tours and activities Costa Rica is famous for.
You can go zip-lining, tour beautiful waterfalls or take to the ocean on a catamaran tour. Many choices are available for couples that want to discover wildlife or explore the jungle.
Other Amenities to Consider
Evaluate other services and amenities the resort offers. Look into their pools to see if they have several options, including infinity pools or a poolside bar. Ask if they are included in the price or if there is an additional charge.
Look into laundry services and daily maid service. Some resorts have staff available 24/7, while others have a skeleton crew at night. Ask about security arrangements as well.
Personal Concierge To Plan Your Activities
This gorgeous Central American country is full of amazing things to do together. There are many fun activities that everyone will enjoy, so it’s a good idea to narrow down the choices.
It is very important to choose a venue with a concierge available 24\7 who can create an itinerary that includes at least one physical activity on most days. From horseback riding to parasailing or sunbathing on the beach, there’s a lot to choose from.
A good concierge will know how to plan an itinerary that won’t rush your guests from one place to another. Allow time to enjoy each experience and linger in a beautiful space. Leave a lot of downtime for beach walks and relaxing by the pool.
Create an Amazing Couples Retreat
What time is it in Costa Rica now? It’s time for a couples retreat. We provide the ultimate in luxury with million-dollar views of the ocean, a private chef, full-time maids, a personal concierge, and first-class accommodations.
If you want to create a memorable couple’s getaway, book a Vista Hermosa Estate vacation today.