Costa Rica is an amazing location for a destination wedding. With a year-round tropical climate and an average temperature of 81 degrees (21 C), Costa Rica offers a dry summer from December to April and a rainy season from May to November. But even during the rainy season, it is common to wake up to clear skies and mild temperatures.
Adventure lovers can enjoy many wonderful activities. Costa Rica is known for its eco-excursions that include hiking, surfing, zip lining through the rainforest canopy, waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding. And for those who want to move a little faster, ATV and motorcycle tours, as well as 4x4 off road adventures are possible.
The country is also renowned for its biodiversity. With an array of furry friends to mingle with in the rainforest, the odds are high you will meet a monkey, spot a sloth or stand in awe of some of the largest crocodiles in the hemisphere. There are also over nine hundred species of birds, and the most amazing butterflies on the planet.
For those planning the perfect destination wedding, there are many options: beaches, sleepy towns, rainforest retreats, as well as those looking for the more exotic. The Arenal Volcano is a sleeping giant nestled in the northern lowlands with beautiful views and thermal hot springs for therapeutic relaxation. Tamarindo is a laidback town with untouched beaches and sport fishing excursions, while San Jose is a bustling city with old Victorian mansions lining its cobbled streets. Jaco has verdant mountaintops and volcanic sand beaches for horseback riding and hiking. There are many wonderful options.
Your perfect destination wedding could be hosted at a 5 Star resort at the beach, with full services and luxury villas; or, if you prefer, you could enjoy a boutique resort off the beaten path, surrounded by the beauty of a magical cloud forest. It is up to you. Your ceremony could be performed at the beach or before a stunning infinity pool, or perhaps in front of a pristine waterfall. Costa Rica offers the best quality services that are guaranteed to make your destination wedding an unforgettable experience.
Of course, planning a wedding is a lot of work—and a destination wedding can be nearly impossible without help. That’s why we are here. Once we understand your options, we will be your advocates working with local vendors to make your wedding happen just the way you envision it. We understand the culture and the language, and we can have those face-to-face meeting that might be impossible for you. Let us help make the magic happen.
Couples planning Costa Rica weddings are required to provide original birth certificates, single status affidavits, and a valid passport. Another option is to get legally married in your home country and then have a symbolic ceremony here. If you chose to make the ceremony here merely symbolic, there are no legal requirements.