The Best Travel Guidebooks for Your Honeymoon: Part 2

We covered some of the best guidebooks for France, Japan, Hawaii and Africa in part one of our series on the best honeymoon guidebooks, and now we’re back with more. Check out the best of the best for honeymooning in Greece, Switzerland, Portugal and Costa Rica below!

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Greece

Best-Kept Secrets of the Greek Islands by Diana Farr Louis

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As the Greek Islands become more and more of a tourist destination, it is more essential than ever to research beaches, hotels and restaurants off the beaten path. That is where this book, part coffee table book and part guidebook, comes into play. Covering all six island groups, this book is filled with stunning images of the hotspots and hidden gems sprinkled throughout the Mediterranean. Whether couples are more drawn to blue roofed villages or secret beach coves, discover the best of the best-kept Greek island secrets before you go!

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Essential Greece by Fodor’s Travel Guides

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With its in-depth coverage of Greece’s major cities, as well as the best of the Greek islands, Essential Greece is a perfect traveling companion no matter where couples plan to honeymoon in the country. With recommendations and tips from local writers, visitors are lead toward some of the lesser-known Greek gems while not missing out on any of the iconic highlights. The up-to-date information about the Greek Islands helps couples decide where to go, how to get there and what to bring along, and honeymooners can count on the guidebook for the best in restaurants, hotels, resorts and shopping.

Switzerland

Switzerland: 100 Locals Tell You What to Do, Where to Hike, & How to Fit In by Gigi Griffis

Who better to entrust with your honeymoon itinerary than the locals? Through the 100 interviews found in this guidebook, couples can learn about hidden waterfalls, unique day trips and stunning castle views. The book even recommends not only which restaurants to eat at, but also what to order…and what wine to pair it with! Complete with tips on how to blend in and understand local culture, this book is an essential for first-timers in Switzerland.

The Green Guide to Switzerland by Michelin

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For couples headed off to honeymoon in the snowy Swiss Alps or on the world-renowned streets of Lucerne, the newly updated Michelin Green Guide to Switzerland belongs on the “must pack” list. With lists of local festivals and some of the best scenic driving tours, couples using this guide won’t miss any of the hot spots and jaw-dropping vistas in Switzerland. And using their star rating system, it couldn’t be easier to hunt down and dine at some of the best restaurants in the country!

Portugal

Portugal by DK’s Eyewitness Travel Series

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Complete with tips and tricks for every stage of your honeymoon, from how to plan to where to stay, this travel guide shares all of the must-see stops in each region of the country. The history portion gives meaning to the sights and the prepared itineraries ensure you don’t miss a single iconic landmark or culinary hotspot. It even includes a section on Portugal’s Islands for those looking to explore off the beaten path.

Frommer’s Portugal

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If you’re looking for a book that will give you the most bang for your buck, this travel guide is one to consider. Packed to bursting with over 450 pages of text, it is a comprehensive look at where to stay, what to see and when to visit each region in Portugal. It is also helpful for couples on a budget, dividing the hotels and restaurants by price. It even includes a handy pull out pocket map for navigating the city streets.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica by Christopher P. Baker

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From the planning stage to the moment you board your plane, this guidebook is a honeymooner’s best friend. It lays out where to go for the best of the best in Costa Rica including the finest beaches, wildlife and even tree climbing! Whether couples want to explore the rainforest canopy or just relax in a beachfront boutique hotel, this guidebook will show you exactly where to go.

Costa Rica from National Geographic Traveler

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When you plan to explore rainforests and climb volcanoes, you can’t go wrong by relying on National Geographic to send you in all the right directions! Boasting a multitude of off-the-beaten-path excursions and insider tips, this guidebook is an essential for outdoorsy couples planning the honeymoon of their dreams. No matter where you find yourself, whether on the city streets of San Jose or on the 45-mile mountain drive between Cartago and the Cerro de la Muerte, be sure to check out the “Not To Be Missed” lists, ensuring you don’t miss the best of Costa Rica!

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