1.) Elope

This one could go either way, but if you really think your significant other is ready for this, go for it. You’ll escape the stress of a big wedding, and save a lot of money. This will require a bit of planning on your part, but it can be pulled off. Make sure you do all the necessary research to make sure everything is legal.



2.) Propose

Not quite ready to make it official? Proposing during vacation isn’t really an innovative idea, but you can make it new by coming up with a grand scheme! Involve the staff of your vacation accommodations too. Call or email and get in touch with their event planner or ask them if they know anyone that can help.


3.) Reveal your Pregnancy

This one obviously only applies to the women. So...if you’re a guy I guess this is actually a list of 9 romantic gestures for your vacation. Ok, back to the women…this is another one that can be enhanced with the help of hotel or event staff. Ask them to place baby shoes in your room with the expectant date, or to place parenting books on the nightstands.


Romantic Suite with Jacuzzi at El Silencio Lodge and Spa near San Jose, Costa Rica
Romantic Suite with Jacuzzi at El Silencio Lodge and Spa near San Jose, Costa Rica

4.) Book the Honeymoon Suite

Yes, you can do this even if you’re not married and even if it isn’t your honeymoon. Names can be deceiving. You can use this as a way to privately renew your vows or celebrate your anniversary.

Just don't tell the hotel that you are not newlyweds and have your second honeymoon!

I love the romantic suites complete with a private Jacuzzi at El Silencio Lodge and Spa near San Jose, Costa Rica.


Couples massage at Rios Perlas Spa
Couples massage at Rios Perlas Spa


5.) Have Someone Else Plan a Romantic Day for You

It’ll be a surprise for you both! Ask the hotel staff or friends that you are visiting to create an itinerary and arrange travel. Be sure to warn them about any allergies and things that terrify either of you, like snakes and spiders.



6.) Plan Different Date Nights

Take turns planning date nights during your vacation. Keep each date plan a surprise from your significant other. It will be fun to see what each of you planned!


Dance to Afro-Caribbean beatsDance to Afro-Caribbean beats

7.) Go Dancing

Put on your comfy shoes and go shake your booty with your lover. A great place to go dancing abroad is in Costa Rica, on the province of Limon. They have a unique, fun Afro-Caribbean culture that is sure to keep you up all night.


Having fun tubing on the Rio Negro
Having fun tubing on the Rio Negro


8.) Have an Adventure

Do something that gets your hearts racing. Try skydiving, zip lining, white water rafting…or try them all! The couple that gets scared together stays together!


Romantic Breakfast in BedRomantic Breakfast in BedPhoto Credit : ChrisGoldNY

9.) Have Breakfast in Bed

Surprise your better other half with breakfast in bed. Have some couples massages booked for right after as a bonus!



10.) Watch the Sunset Together

Preferably while walking on the beach. Cause beach sunsets are way more romantic than any other sunset.