Searching for the perfect destination wedding? Costa Rica may be the perfect place for you and your true love to tie the knot! This tropical paradise packs picturesque backdrops of volcanoes, Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans, as well as majestic waterfalls and lush rainforests. Whether you are looking for a lavish 500-person affair or an intimate eco-conscious wedding with your closest friends and family, Costa Rica can is the perfect spot to make your dream wedding come true.
Weddings in Cartago
Although this province is landlocked, Cartago offers a wide variety of wedding options for both the outdoor explorer couples as well as pairs that want historic buildings and relics as their nuptial backdrop.
Say your "I do’s" at the base of Irazu Volcano, an active volcano that regularly emits plumes of mystical white fog. If you and your wedding party are nature lovers, you may want to plan a trip to the crater rim to view the gorgeous deep green waters that collect below.
History buffs and architecture lovers can base their wedding in the city of Cartago. As Costa Rica's original capital, this city is steeped in history, and is home to the Basilica de Nuestra Senora Angeles, a religious temple that is home to the renowned Black Madonna. Can you think of anything more romantic?
Weddings in San Jose
This province is home to Costa Rica's largest airport, and so provides some of the most convenient spots to set your wedding in the country. After sharing your first kiss, take a walk amid the vibrant flora and gorgeous winged jewels of the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. If you're wedding rings are a feat of modern jewelry, you and your guests can compare your new wedding bling to the gold of Costa Rica's traditional tribes at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. The museum exhibits indigenous statues, intricate masks, hundreds of necklaces and much more - all made of gold.
Weddings in Guanacaste
Guanacaste is a great spot for both beach lovers and hiking enthusiasts, and is a great wedding spot for a variety of wedding types. Couples can say their vows on the sugar sands of Playa Avellanes or at the picturesque Papagayo Gulf, then enjoy a horseback ride along the beach with their new spouse and wedding guests.
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For couples who love wildlife, both Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Nosara Wildlife Rescue both provide endless opportunities for pre- and post-wedding ceremony fun. Tenorio is known for the Rio Celeste, a gorgeous river that has some of the most mesmerizing blue waters in the province. The Nosara Wildlife Refuge rehabilitates orphaned, displaced and injured wildlife, and provides a great chance to get an up close and personal view of some of the country's most unique wild residents.
Weddings in North Puntarenas
If you're looking for the perfect province in which to explore small towns and remote areas of Costa Rica, North Puntarenas has a wide selection of locales to choose from. The area is home to Manuel Antonio National Park, and provides a number of unique wedding activities and backdrops. You can base your wedding around a jungle safari - who says weddings have to include only fancy black tie apparel? As another alternative, you can say your vows amid the beautiful melodies of the the rainforest.