Latin American Gems Play to the Heart

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Indeed, the opportunities for adventure are endless with Manuel Antonio National Park nearby, but we have a sneaking suspicion some couples may never leave their scintillating oceanview suite. Each suite features a large, serene bedroom with pillow-top king size bed and a spacious living area, exclusive artwork by renowned Costa Rican painter Victor Chavarra and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to a private jacuzzi on the oceanview balcony.

The resort’s 3-night Just You and Me honeymoon package, which includes a fourth night free deal, includes accommodations in an oceanview suite, daily buffet breakfast, private gourmet dinner, couple’s massage at Pacifica Spa, herbal steam, welcome gifts and more. Available through Dec. 19, it starts at $375 per night per couple. Contact: (877) 506-1414;

ka’ana belize

With secluded gardens, hand-made bamboo headboards, custombuilt antique iron doors, outdoor showers and private plunge pools, the new 1- and 2-bedroom Private Pool Villas at Ka’ana Belize, a boutique, eco-luxury resort on the western border of Belize, brim with romance. Throw in a private butler and housekeeper and a California King bed with 500 thread count sheets, not to mention the opportunity for the newlyweds to have a private meal on the villa’s outdoor terrace and you’ve got a honeymoon made in eco-heaven.

Here, couples will delight in the farm to table meals—with vegetables and herbs picked right from the resort’s onsite organic garden; they’ll explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave to view the “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher,” one of the most impressive caves in the Maya lowland; and soar through the sub-tropical jungle canopy from treetop to treetop on a zipline, then go hiking through the jungle to a stunning lagoon.

The twosome can enjoy all these goodies when they book the 3-night Honeymoon package with accommodations in a 1-bedroom Private Pool Villa; private roundtrip airport transfers; daily full breakfast served in Villa or at La Ceiba Restaurant; a private horseback ride adventure to the reclaimed Maya city of Actun Can with private champagne picnic; a private tour of the Maya city of Yaxha with wine and cheese at sunset; one candlelit “fantasy dinner” hosted by the resort’s team of “Culinary Artisans”; one 60-minute Organic Spa treatment pp and unlimited nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Cost is $2,229 pp dbl, plus tax and service charge (some restrictions apply); use booking code KAAHV. Contact: (305) 735-2553;

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