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Romantic Things To Do On Dia de Los Enamorados In Costa Rica

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Dia de Los Enamorados or Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14 de Febrero in Costa Rica just like any other country. So why is Valentine’s day celebrated? So here’s a short history of Valentine’s day.

Valentine’s Day originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

What is the spiritual meaning of Valentine’s day? St. Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on the 14th of February, people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends.

Besides sending messages and letters, what other activities must you do during Dia de Los Enamorados? Here are some examples of romantic things to do to celebrate Dia de Los Enamorados in Costa Rica with your friends, families, or better yet, your special lady:

1. Fancy dinner.

When you're dating in Costa Rica, it’s a given that you’ll rack up some points with your lady by inviting her to a fancy restaurant. Setting up reservations, dressing nicely with a rose, and smelling good. You’d want to go all out, especially on the day we celebrate love.

2. Horseback riding on the beach.

Book a relaxing horseback ride down the beach with your amor. If horseback riding isn’t your cup of tea, a stroll on the beach with both feet feeling the sand is just as romantic.

3. Parasailing.

Dual-person parasailing is one of the most incredible things you can do in Costa Rica. High in the clouds in complete silence. The world melts away and it’s just you and your partner admiring unbelievable bird’s eye views of Costa Rica.

4. Beach picnic.

A suitable option for both women and men on a budget. Keep it simple! You can’t go wrong with a blanket, a bottle of wine and some snacks while looking at the sunset.

5. Mud bath & hot springs.

Spend time and relax and free yourself from all the stress by taking a dip in the mud baths and hot springs. Soak in a luxurious natural hot spring at Arenal or Rio Perdido, covering each other in volcanic mud, then wash it off in a thermal bath.

6. Fiestas.

The day won’t be complete without experiencing the local festivities. Street food, bullfighting, and carnival rides are a few unique ways to spend your Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica.

7. Salsa dancing.

Experience and live by the tradition of Costa Rican women. Find a typical bar and groove your body to the beat! This is a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of their culture and tradition.

8. Catamaran tour.

They call this the “booze cruise” for a reason. Drinking and getting drunk with your lover while feeling the ocean breeze. You can even go kayaking or snorkeling on the trip, and have high chances of seeing whales and dolphins on the cruise.

9. Scuba diving.

You may not be able to talk to each other underwater, but you have to admit, sending each other hand signals gives it a whole new meaning. At this time of the year, you may get lucky and see mating sea turtles also celebrating Valentine’s Day.

10. Canyoneering adventures.

Ask around to see if there are any nearby waterfalls worth hiking to. Feel the Costa Rican heat and take a nice dip in the cold water to cool off.

Costa Rican Way Of Life

Fate allows all of us to have our potential partners in life. Take care and love yourself first and the following good news should follow. Costa Rica is known for its famous saying “Pura Vida”, which translates to pure life.

The people you will meet in Costa Rica are said to be some of the happiest people in the world. You’ll be sure to have your heart and face smiling when you have the chance to interact and celebrate Dia de Los Enamorados with the people of Costa Rica.