Experience Arenal, Costa Rica, Like Peter Weber on 'The Bachelor'
Craving an intimate getaway with your significant other but have no idea where to go? Well, look no further than Arenal, Costa Rica, a magical place bursting with romance and adventure.
Arenal plays host to numerous hotels, restaurants, and adrenaline-pumping activities. Situated in the middle of the exotic region is the picturesque Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s most active volcano until 2010. Although it has since been dormant, scientists believe it may one day return to its lava-flowing state.
Peter Weber traveled to Arenal, Costa Rica, on “The Bachelor” Season 24. Here’s how you and your partner can your let love flow there, too.
Settle in at The Springs Resort & Spa, a five-star property perched 1,000 feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge north of the volcano. Feast your eyes on spectacular views of the island — and then indulge in a decadent meal at one of the resort’s many unique restaurants. Before bed, unwind from your day of travel with a relaxing spa treatment or a dip in one of the resort’s mineral hot springs, pools, or waterfalls. In the morning, prepare for an unforgettable day in Arenal.
One-on-One Date: High-Flying Flirting
Kick things off in Costa Rica by booking a private helicopter ride above Arenal to admire its breathtaking topography of rainforests, waterfalls, and volcanoes. Ask your pilot to land in nearby Alajuela, where you can explore Costa Rica’s second-largest city, full of gorgeous churches, one-of-a-kind shops, and delicious food.
At night, make your way to EcoTermales Fortuna in San Carlos, where you and bae can enjoy a private dinner for two from inside a palapa in the middle of a lagoon under a starlit sky. Once you’re finished eating, jump into the surrounding water for a sensual swim together. (Just remember to pack a bathing suit!)
Group Date: Wet and Wild
Take your beloved to La Fortuna Waterfall. Let the sparkling waves crash over your bodies as you share a passionate moment together, embracing each other and locking lips beneath one of Costa Rica’s crown jewels.
A team from Cosmopolitan magazine met Peter and his group of women at the falls to take sexy photos of the Bachelor with his cast. Make your memories at La Fortuna permanent by capturing your own titillating images from your wet and wild date. It’s up to you if you want to post them on the ’gram — or keep them just between you two.
In the evening, decompress with a round of mouthwatering cocktails at The Springs Resort & Spa.
One-on-One Date: Time to Get Deep
If you want to reach a deeper level with your date, visit a local shaman — a practitioner who is believed to interact with the spirit world through altered states of consciousness.
Through a series of rituals, the goal is to direct spirits or spiritual energies into the physical world for healing or another purpose. In this case, it might help you and your companion discover more about your compatibility.
After the shaman imparts good vibes on your relationship, head back to The Springs Resort & Spa for another sumptuous dinner. Use this meal as an opportunity to discuss the incredible experiences you’ve had together throughout your Costa Rican vacation.
No matter how your time is spent in Arenal, know that a visit to this extraordinary place can only cause more love to erupt in your life.