Scorching sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and romantic vistas – it's no wonder A-lister couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth chose Costa Rica for some new year beach relaxation. And soon-to-be married Miley and her Hunger Games beau were among the many to escape to the tropics for a pre-wedding treat last week.
Having met while filming The Last Song in 2010, one of Hollywood's hottest couples looked more loved up than ever as they snuggled up in the Costa Rican sand, swam in the cool crystalline sea and hiked in the dense forested jungle.
CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY
The starlets were pictured with Liam's brother Luke, as well as his wife and two daughters, at LAX airport before they flew to the central American state where they soaked up the sun and rejuvenated their energy in palm-fringed paradise.
Miley even practiced some yoga moves on the shore. The Hannah Montana star tweeted "rare 2 get a moment to thank the universe for all my blessings in the form of yoga in a place like this." The 20-year-old pop sensation also shared a snapshot with celebrity stylist Jacqueline Rezak, and showed off her incredibly toned, tanned tummy and quirky beach attire.
Between them, Miley and Australian actor Liam are estimated to have grossed around $63 million at the box office in the last three years – so it's only natural to assume that a luxurious affair was on the cards for the Costa Rican getaway.
And with a flare for luxury and real relaxation in mind, HELLO! Online has rounded up the best of Costa Rica…
One of the world's most active volcanoes that stands more than 5,000 feet high, Arenal Volcano is definitely a sight for your travel list
The region's dry, sunny savannas contrast with the misty cloud-covered rainforests, creating the perfect backdrop for the secluded beach that fringes the area, so it's no wonder A-listers head here for some well deserved R&R
Translated as the 'Land of Turtles', this village on the Northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica gave its name to the neighbouring Tortuguero National Park. On a sand bar island, separated from the mainland by Tortuguero River, it's a haven for turtles that nest along the shoreline.
Corcovado National Park
Away from the more developed northern western coast, expect peace and quiet on the remote Osa Peninsula in south western Costa Rica, as well as an amazing diversity of wildlife. Named by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity", the park is breeding ground for crocodiles, caiman, feline species like the jaguar and puma and all four of the Costa Rican monkey species