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Have you thought about booking a couples only vacation for multiple couples but want something a bit more adventurous than a domestic trip? While booking a 5-star resort on a beach in Mexico may be tempting, you might not find it worth your money or time.
Instead, a private villa in Costa Rica offers intimacy, relaxation, fine dining, and plenty of options for the wanderlust soul of your entire group. Luckily, we have put together a complete guide on why you should book a private villa for your group of couples instead of a 5-star resort and why Costa Rica should be next on your couple’s bucket list. Keep reading on for more information!
What Are 5-Star Resorts?
You have heard them in the media and in several advertisements, but what are 5-star resorts, and why is there so much hype surrounding them? Five-star resorts pride themselves on offering luxury services and amenities within high-class hotels or resorts.
In beach towns, these resorts may include water parks, personal beaches, and spa services. All this sounds amazing, and surely, the option for a 5-star resort or hotel means you are getting the best in class for dining, room service, and more.
There aren’t many downsides, but here are a few:
- May not include desired amenities
- It is not always “couples friendly”
For example, Vail, Colorado, boasts some of North America’s best skiing and luxury winter resorts. Yet, overcrowding and worker shortages have turned a blissful ski and stay resort into a complaint-ridden ski season.
Beach towns can have similar problems as shortages plague many industries while travel begins booming once more.
Couples Only Vacations
In a couples only vacation, you want vacation plans that don’t include navigating throngs of people or dealing with rowdy families and kids. Instead, a couples only vacation for your group should focus on:
- Spa services
- Fine dining
You can find couples vacations around the globe, but Costa Rica offers a certain type of adventure and intimacy. Costa Rica is an ideal place for a destination wedding, but it also provides many other benefits outside of white sand beaches, such as:
- Biodiverse wildlife
- Mountainous terrain
- Adventure sports
- Natural heritage
- Excellent dining and nightlife
- Luxury villas
Ultimately, there is something for everyone in Costa Rica, whether you want to stay on a Costa Rica beachfront villa the entire time or book various adventure excursions across the country.
Beach Homes in Costa Rica
If you have an interest in visiting Costa Rica, bypass those 5-star resorts. Instead, a large group of couples can make the villa into their own private couples-only resort by booking private beach house rentals in Costa Rica. Compared to a 5-star resort, a luxury villa is completely private, including:
- Entertainment areas
Vista Hermosa Estate is a luxury and private beach villa that is a must-visit for multiple couples traveling to Costa Rica. Here are some of the plethora of experiences you can find at Vista Hermosa Estate:
- Oceanfront views
- Private beach access
- Top floor social area
- Infinity pool
- Private gourmet dining options
- Lush hillside jungle views
- Modern architecture
- Spa services
- Personal concierge
- Full-time maids
- Free laundry service
You will encounter excellent places to eat in Manuel Antonio or have the option of choosing a private chef who will craft gourmet meals for you and your loved one during your stay. Other benefits of a private chef compared to crowded and overbooked 5-star resort restaurants are:
- No reservations
- You don’t need to dress up
- Better accommodations for dietary restrictions and food allergies
- Vegan and vegetarian options
- Customized meals
With a 10-15 fifteen-minute walk on a private trail to one of the most beautiful beaches, you don’t have to venture far from this private villa for one of the top-rated white sand beaches in the world.
Vista Hermosa Amenities
Vista Hermosa Estate has everything from top-floor entertainment options to private chefs. The benefit of choosing a private villa is you avoid overcrowding and can enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature.
During the rainy seasons in Costa Rica (September through mid-November), you will enjoy the sounds of the rain encompassing the dense green jungle around you on the top floor.
There is a high chance you will also see native wildlife during your stay. Some other popular amenities you can experience with your partner include tours, digital keypad door locks, beach accessories, outdoor sand showers, pre-stocked groceries and drinks, and other add-ons that make your stay more enjoyable.
Many couples also enjoy the extensive spa services offered. A relaxing couples vacation isn’t complete without a rejuvenating spa day (or two). Here are some spa services you can book together:
- Holistic therapy
- Body treatments
- Hand and foot treatments
- Yoga or Pilates classes
Opting for private classes and beach house rental means you can spend quality time with your partner while improving your mental, emotional, and physical health. Check out the top-floor entertainment center for local activities and excellent food at the end of the night.
Is Costa Rica the Right Couples Vacation for Your Group?
Now that you know some of the benefits of choosing private rentals over 5-star resorts, you are likely wondering if Costa Rica has everything for a couples-only vacation compared to other world-renowned travel spots.
Costa Rica includes a diverse habitat unlike anything else you’ll find globally. Nearly 100% of coastal regions are protected by the government.
The population hovers around five million, making it an excellent choice if you want to travel somewhere subdued with an aura of tranquility. Staying in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is the ultimate family vacation destination. You can pick from several tours like nature excursions, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, sailing, waterfalls, and so much more.
You also have your pick of several beautiful and pristine beaches you can’t find anywhere else.
Start Your Vacation Plans
Are you in need of a couples only trip? Now that summer is quickly approaching, and the winter crowds have thinned, it is an excellent time to start planning your trip.
Rather than purchase an expensive and overbooked 5-star resort, opt for serenity through Vista Hermosa Estate. We pride ourselves on all-private beach villas with top-class amenities and services.
Are you ready to get started? Check out our booking calendar and begin your next adventure!