Throwing a Costa Rica bachelorette party? We’ve got tips, destinations and more in this complete Costa Rica bachelorette guide.
But the best way to plan the ultimate Costa Rica girls’ trip is to book through a Fora Advisor. From providing expert travel recommendations to scoring you free hotel upgrades and perks, advisors will make sure your travel to Costa Rica — for a bachelorette trip, family trip or anything in between — is unforgettable.
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Why have a bachelorette party in Costa Rica?
A lively nightlife, vibrant jungles and immaculate beaches make Costa Rica one of the most coveted destinations in the world for a bachelorette party.
When’s the best time to visit Costa Rica for a bachelorette party?
Costa Rica sees a lot of rain from spring through fall, but there’s truly no bad time to visit for a bachelorette party (or any reason). If you prefer to avoid the rain, visit in December or January — just know that these months are the busiest of the year. If you’re unsure what would work best, a Costa Rica travel advisor can help you decide when to go.
Where should you stay for a Costa Rica bachelorette party?
The best places to stay in Costa Rica for a bachelorette party can be divided into three regions: the Papagayo Gulf, the Caribbean coast and Northern Costa Rica.
The Pacific coast: Jacó, Tamarindo & Nosara (near the Papagayo Gulf)
Many of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica for families and singles are on the country’s Pacific coast — particularly around Tamarindo and Nosara (check out our Nosara itinerary) on the Papagayo Peninsula. This is where to stay if you’re looking for a luxurious space to relax, sip cocktails and enjoy live music.
Jacó, across the Papagayo Gulf, is a growing party destination that’s perfect for a high-energy Costa Rica bachelorette trip, energized by locals and foreign travelers alike.
The Caribbean coast: Tortuguero & Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Costa Rica’s Caribbean shoreline has a more bohemian culture that accommodates low-key bachelorette trips well. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is the top party destination, but even here the vibe is fairly relaxed compared to the country’s west coast.
Most of the upscale Caribbean Costa Rica resorts are near Tortuguero, which trades urban attractions for a remote atmosphere focused on relaxation and jungle excursions (see our Tortuguero itinerary for more).
If you want a more upbeat Caribbean vacation, check out our Puerto Rico bachelorette party guide — or, for something similarly outdoorsy, our Colorado bachelorette party guide.
Northern Costa Rica: San José & Arenal
The interior of northern Costa Rica is home to the country’s bustling capital San José, as well as incredible natural landmarks like Arenal Volcano (which is also home to one of the best places to stay in Costa Rica for couples).
If finding adventure in northern Costa Rica is a priority for your bachelorette party, hiking through the rainforest, kayaking and whitewater rafting are just a few of the amazing choices open to you.
San José, on the other hand, is the center of Costa Rica’s nightlife world, with a huge range of bars, clubs and fine (as well as casual) dining options. Wherever you decide to throw your Costa Rica bachelorette party, a Fora Advisor can help you plan every detail.
Also, northern Costa Rica is fun to visit with kids; check out our family-friendly Costa Rica itinerary for ideas.
Costa Rica bachelorette trip ideas
From taking advantage of Costa Rica’s gorgeous coasts to traversing through the jungle, there’s a lot to do for bachelorettes in Costa Rica. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. Unwind on the beach, snorkel, surf or take a catamaran cruise
Laying out by the beach, enjoying a sunset catamaran cruise and snorkeling (or scuba diving) through coral reefs are just a few of the things to do on a Costa Rica bachelorette trip.
Chat with a Costa Rica travel advisor for the best intel on activities by the ocean, like where the most luxurious surfing destinations are, the best places to unwind in Las Catalinas, or the area’s top adventure resorts.
2. Tour coffee plantations, waterfalls, volcanos & more
Jungle excursions are wholly exciting for adventurous Costa Rica bachelorette trips. A few examples: off-the-grid trips to the Osa Peninsula, hikes to picturesque waterfalls deep in the rainforest (check out our Montezuma itinerary) and treks up Arenal Volcano, a top Costa Rica landmark.
Or, for a low-key jaunt, take a coffee tour of one of the world’s foremost coffee plantations. Gastronomy tours through major cities like San José or the Papagayo Peninsula are also sure to bring your Costa Rica bachelorette party to the next level. The local cuisine emphasizes tropical fruits and seafood, but many tours feature international menus as well.
3. Take in Costa Rica’s nightlife: fine dining, party boats, bars & clubs
Can a bachelorette trip to Costa Rica be complete without exploring the country’s nightlife? Your Fora Advisor will know the best places to experience the nightlife in Costa Rica, but a few areas stand out.
San José offers the most variety, from fine dining to the top clubs in Costa Rica. Jacó is another option if party boats and open-air bars are more your speed. The Papagayo Peninsula, just across the gulf from Jacó, features the country’s most upscale bars and clubs. And finally, the Caribbean coast, particularly around Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, offers a mellow nighttime vibe.
Again, your advisor can help you personalize your itinerary to match your interests.
Plan with a Fora Advisor to stay at the best Costa Rica bachelorette hotels
The best way to vacation in Costa Rica, whether you’re visiting for a bachelorette party, spending time with your family or simply traveling alone, is to connect with a Fora Advisor.
From awesome perks at the top Costa Rica jungle resorts to free upgrades at the most luxurious resorts on the Papagayo Peninsula (or literally anywhere, like the best hotels in Vegas for a bachelorette party), advisors are equipped with the insider knowledge and tools to make your bachelorette trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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