Light of Dawn
Tucked away in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest, you’ll find…
If you find the idea of a honeymoon in a tropical paradise with lush rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife, and sandy Pacific beaches appealing, Manuel Antonio National Park is the right destination for you. Covering just 7.7 square miles on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it has been rated as one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world by Forbes magazine. In the surrounding towns and communities, you’ll also have a chance to learn about Costa Rican culture and the sustainable lifestyle of pura vida or pure life.
Costa Rica is home to 6% of the earth’s biodiversity, and takes its stewardship of the natural world very seriously. This has led to the development of sustainable and ecotourism travel destinations, in consultation with the local communities. Manuel Antonio National Park has rainforest, mountain and ocean ecosystems with a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
You’ll see a variety of native wildlife, including sloths, monkeys, bats, and many species of birds. The park is one of the most popular destinations in the country and you can avoid a long wait by buying the tickets online in advance or taking a guided tour.
Beyond the park, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the surrounding communities. You’ll find adventure sports and activities of all kinds, including sailing, sportfishing, canopy tours in the rainforest, rappelling down waterfalls, whitewater rafting, ATV exploration, horse riding and more. Visit nearby towns and communities like Quepos and San Juana Mountain Village, explore the natural worlds of the Damas Island Estuary and Marino Ballena National Park dedicated to preserving the marine environment.
Enjoy discovering Costa Rican cuisine with fresh, local produce and seafood. Some of the best restaurants are to be found in the hotels. When it comes to choosing a place to stay, you’ll have plenty of options that are perfect for a romantic retreat amid the rainforest or on the beach, facing the ocean.