Imagine this for your Costa Rica Honeymoon:
glide away from the busy world up and over
the pass south along the Pacific beach and across some
of the richest and intense rainforest
in the world coming to a truly enchanted place,
the Osa Peninsula and Parrot Bay, a few
tropical beach side cottages surrounded
by a rich and towering botanical garden. Peaking through
ginger plants to the beach.
Bay and your cabina are private and inviting,
coming into an Eden like environment is a beautiful
way to begin a life together. It feels
so natural just to relax, several shaded hammocks
on the beach, slushy drinks, swim all day or night
in the serene calm waters steps from your spacious
little cabina interior of varnished tropical hardwoods,
cool tile floor, white cotton sheets stretched
over a king size bed and a nice bottle of wine.
My wife Mary and I look back at our honeymoon
on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula and our
stay at Parrot Bay Village. We now live here and
manage the place. We believe others will remember
it as we did and still do. We believe in ourselves
and in others like us you will so enjoy your first
week of marriage or what ever time it is in your
lives when you reach here, such a back to roots,
pure life atmosphere, (with the necessary creature
comforts of course), you may not want to leave.
- Round trip airfare from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
- Airport transfers in San Jose and Parrot Bay Village.
- Four nights at Parrot Bay Village.
- Three deliciously prepared meals a day.
- Half day fishing
- Sunset kayaking tour
- Relaxing massages for two.
- A nice bottle of wine in your room.
- Inclusive of government taxes except a $27 dollar
airport exit tax pp in San Jose.
$1995 for a married couple, no proof
required, but you will need a passport to get into Costa
Rica and now to get out of the USA.
from Happy Honeymooners:
Our thoughts on our honeymoon trip to Parrot
Bay Village, Costa Rica-
After arriving on a flight from Nature
Air, we were personally escorted around the corner and
down the road to the entrance of Parrot Bay Village
by one of your staff members. It was a quiet Monday
afternoon in August, so there were only a few guests
at the resort at the time- which was perfect for us.
Katie met us for check-in and while we sat and talked,
we were offered a welcome drink by one of the staff
members. To begin our first day at Parrot Bay, we had
delicious lunch prepared for us then got settled into
our cabina (which happened to be right next to the water).
That afternoon we decided to take up an offer to go
on one of the Kayaking
Tours of the Mangroves. With some other
guests, we experienced the calmness and beauty of being
on the water down here. The evening ended with the most
beautiful sunset I have ever truly seen- and I was experiencing
it with the one that I loved. Our first dinner at Parrot
Bay was of course some fresh cooked seafood and some
great Costa Rican beers. What a great first
day in paradise.
Day 2 – Fishing,
Fishing, Fishing! After Breakfast and coffee,
we headed out with Darren to do some off-shore
fishing. What an experience! 2 Pompano,
2 Sailfish, tons of Tuna were the catch of the day that
trip. It was an all-dayer and it was worth every moment.
Matter of fact, when we headed in at the need of the
day we even spotted a mother Humpback whale and her
baby. What a sight to see. It actually gave me goose
bumps to see them. Even after a long day on the water,
it was great to arrive back to Parrot Bay and sit back
and have some drinks with the owners and staff there.
As we talked, our fresh catch was cooked up and once
again the food was incredible.
Day 3 – The
adventure of the day would be horse
back riding. A taxi brought us into town
where we met up with our guide and another couple who
were ready to horse back ride up into the beautiful
hills and then the rainforest for the day. They should
have probably called this “Extreme Horse back
riding”- it was amazing how high into the hills
we actually ended up. We saw all 4 different kinds of
monkeys that are native to Costa Rica; we had lunch
at a rancho halfway in the hills which is surrounded
by a beautiful garden and had a much deeper appreciation
for the cowboy and the horse by the end of the day.
That night we fell asleep to an incredible rain storm
– it is certainly amazing to listen to the rain
hitting the steel roof top and the trees brushing up
against the cabina.
Day 4 – A second
day of fishing! This time we went out with a different
captain and were ready to tackle the inshore fishing
of the Osa Peninsula. Between running for Roosterfish,
battling the waves near the cliffs of the shore, and
catching a good 40 lb Amber Jack –
the day on the water was s success! And of course this
meant another great seafood dinner compliments of the
guests who caught it! Relaxing the rest of the day was
actually what we needed – so it was no problem
to lay around and enjoy some good cervezas.
Day 5 – We decided
to take a
hike through the rainforest with
our tour guide. We saw the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula
where it is famous with the surfers;
we hiked up to an incredible waterfall deep in the middle
of the forest, and we even came across the deadly
poison frog (which our guide handled with ease).
Once again, we experienced the beauty of Costa Rica
and why so many visitors down there escape from the
everyday hustle and bustle.
6 – We had a light breakfast, said good-bye
to Katie, Darren and the rest of the staff at Parrot
Bay Village, and then headed to the airport for our
flight home to Florida. We truly had a wonderful honeymoon
that was mixed with adventure and relaxation –
it was quiet and romantic and we can’t wait to
go back again.
Take care of yourselves and thank-you
again for everything.
Michelle and Brian Heck