Horseback ride on the beach – Book a relaxing horseback ride down Conchal beach with your amor. If horseback riding isn’t your thing, a beach stroll with both feet on the ground is just as romantic.

Fancy Dinner – Take your sweetheart out for a fancy dinner at a beachside restaurant, like Pangas or Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo. If you really want to go “all out,” reserve a space at the uber-luxury Altos de Eros spa. They’ll pamper you with a killer massage and a private dinner in their hot tub bungalow.


Parasailing – Dual-person parasailing is one of the most incredible things you can do in Costa Rica! High in the clouds you’ll find yourself in COMPLETE SILENCE. The world melts away and it’s just the two of you and the birds admiring the unbelievable views of Costa Rica from on high. Manuel Antonio is one of the best places for parasailing in the country.

Catamaran Tour – They call this the “booze cruise” for a reason. Go get drunk with your lover on a sailboat. You can go kayaking or snorkeling on the trip, and you may see whales and dolphins (you’re practically guaranteed to see a gorgeous sunset).

Beach Picnic – If you’re on a budget or just want to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with a beach blanket, a bottle of wine and some snacks at sunset.

11 Romantic Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

Couples Yoga & Massage – Book a couples yoga session and massage at your Guanacaste beach villa, condo, or even right out on the beach. Your significant other will thank you for it.

Mud Bath & Hot Springs – Soak in a luxurious natural hot spring at Arenal or Rio Perdido. Cover each other in volcanic mud, and then wash it off in a thermal bath.

FiestasCheck the local “fiestas” schedule to see if there are any nearby. Street food, bullfighting and carnival rides are a very unique way to spend Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica.

Salsa Dancing – Go to a typical bar and go salsa dancing! This is a fantastic way to make friends and practice your moves.


Scuba Diving – You may not be able to talk to each other underwater, but you can certainly send each other hand signals. At this time of year, you may see mating sea turtles also celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Hike to a Waterfall – Ask around to see if there are any nearby waterfalls worth hiking to! After exercising in the Costa Rican heat, nothing will cool you off like a nice dip in the cold water.


Photo Credits:

Genna Marie Robustelli of Tamarindo Family Photos