If you are looking for a romantic escape Costa Rica is an ideal choice. Here you can combine complete relaxation on an idyllic beach with a touch of adventure in the great outdoors, whether that is zip lining through cloud forests or simply taking an evening soak under the stars in volcanic thermal springs. What also makes Costa Rica stand out from some of the more traditional beach destinations is the option to stay in some truly unique hotels. We particularly love Pacuare Lodge for example, which is a romantic retreat set in pristine rainforest where the main form of access is by white water raft. There are also a number of memorable lodges set in the forest which offer an almost tree house-style experience if you are prepared to splash out, as well as some truly secluded beach destinations which lend themselves to completely getting away from it all.