Sunset beach Costa Rica Honeymoons

The Best of Both Worlds

Katey and Oliver wanted to combine some outdoor adventure with the luxury of a relaxing honeymoon getaway — which perfectly describes Costa Rica! I was thrilled to start them off at the Nayara Springs resort: trekking into the forest, zip-lining, and touring a coffee plantation. They completed their honeymoon with some relaxing beach time at the Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa. Whoever said you can’t have the best of both worlds?

Good morning Ann,

I just had to reach out and thank you for helping plan such an amazing honeymoon for us. We fell in love with Costa Rica, there really are no words to describe how gorgeous it was there. Both resorts were breathtaking, and different enough to make it even more memorable.

View of Costa Rica forest and bay

Nayara Springs

I’m not sure if it was because Nayara knew that we were on our honeymoon or because they happened to have construction happening on the Nayara Hotel Spa/Gardens side of the resort, but we most definitely received a room upgrade there because:

Plunge pool & forest on the Nayara Springs deck

we were on the Nayara Springs adult only side and had a plunge pool on our deck

We were blown away with the service at Nayara. Nayara was a literal dream. We felt so catered to, and the team there is incredibly friendly.

Our ziplining/hike excursion was to die for, we learned so much! And the coffee plantation tour was also a blast!

suspended bridge Costa Rica

The romantic dinner was perfect in every way. We are not sure if the dinner is supposed to include 1 or 2 bottles of wine, but they graciously gave us a second bottle to take with us after dinner of the wine we had with dinner because we enjoyed it so much. The team there really is outstanding, and we are so happy you chose this resort for the first half of our stay.

Everything was literally perfect.

Happy honeymoon couple in front of Costa Rica waterfall


Secrets was amazing as well! In such a different way! The beach was gorgeous, and the food was delicious!

Beautiful beach in Costa Rica

We booked a spa and private dinner here as well, which has now given me an addiction to massages. We had our private dinner on the beach, the experience of that was amazing.

View of the bay framed by trees in Costa Rica

We loved having the option of spending our day on the “relaxation” side of the resort. The main area is nice for if you want to mingle and participate in the daily activities, but we loved the quiet of the pool by the spa here, and it was close to our room as well.

pool over looking the bay for Costa Rica Honeymoon

Being able to just chill and enjoy the sunshine made this a great way to spend the second half of the trip.

I know these are details you appreciate to have in your reviews, but we enjoyed ourselves so much, we felt that we had to write you an email to personally thank you. But I will certainly be making sure to post my review as well.

Many thanks,
Katey and Oliver


You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)