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4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Central America

Central America is the epitome of romance; with its secret beaches tucked away in an oasis of calm and tranquillity, exquisitely crafted lodges hidden deep in the tropical rainforest and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture, the seven countries of Central America have a little something for everyone on Saint Valentine. Here are some of Visit Centroamerica‘s recommendations of the most romantic places to be with your other half in Central America this Valentine’s Day. Costa Rica Costa Rica’s private beaches and luxury resorts, surrounded by exotic landscapes and stunning natural reserves make it an unforgettable Valentine’s Day destination. Corcovado National Park is the last tropical rainforest in the whole of Costa Rica located in the south east of the country and offers everything couples could need throughout their stay: thermal baths, majestic mountains and some the world’s most impressive biodiversity. Costa Rica beach Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, a four star luxury resort tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a private reserve on the border of Corcovado National Park. The resort offers a deluxe package suitable for romance seeking couples. Prices for five days and four nights for one person in a deluxe double bungalow start from USD 1,475. Guatemala Colonial churches, Mayan influences, lakes and dreamy beaches are only a few of the things that make Guatemala one of the most romantic countries in the world. Resting in the shadow of three volcanoes, the city of Antigua, also known as Guatemala’s colonial gem, is a place of historical significance and vibrant culture. Guatemala El Convento Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the city nestled away in a quiet street offering tranquillity to solitude seeking couples. Prices for two nights for a couple start from USD 690. Panama Panama is home to some of the most picture perfect coast lines and beaches in the world such as the legendary and exotic Pearl Islands. An oasis of calm and tranquillity decorated by clear turquoise water, luscious rainforests and solitary beaches, the Pearl Islands are a dream like location for Valentine’s Day. Pearl Islands, Panama Luxury resort Hacienda del Mar located on the exclusive private island, Isla San Jose, boast white sandy beaches, trendy restaurants and activities to suit the needs of adventure seeking couples. Prices for a standard double room for two people for one night start from USD 187. Belize Surrounded by a colony of paradisiac islands and the second coral reef in the world, Belize hints at exoticism and romanticism whilst also offering a fantastic range of activities for adventure seekers: walks across tropical rainforests, discovering the way of the ancient Maya and relaxing massages by the sea. Belize rainforest Matachica Resort and Spa is nestled on a secluded stretch of beaches facing the Mesoamericano- the world’s second largest coral reef. Boasting 30 individual private and intimate villas, the resort is the epitome of romance and privacy. One night at Matachica Resort and Spa is priced from USD 490 based on two people sharing. Images: Shutterstock

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. I was really surprised to read this, thinking that Central South America is a dangerous place and not high on the travel agenda. This excellently written piece has convinced me otherwise. Thank you.

  2. Quite like to see an update on this one. If things go to plan my girlfriend and I are planning to have a mini Gap Year in Central America next year. Budgets may be a bit tight but we could certainly splash out for Valentine’s Day. Any more recommendations? Or do you stand by these as your Top 4?

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