Weddings in North Puntarenas

North Puntarenas comprises 425 kilometers of coastline and a bountiful ocean views that make for a breathtaking wedding destination. Brimming with islands, inlets and national parks, this area is perfect for a romantic wedding. As a whole, the Puntarenas region is the largest province in the country, with the northern half pushing along the Pacific Coast and the southern bordering Manuel Antonio National Park, and provides unparalleled access to a variety of wedding-worthy attractions and venues.

City of Puntarenas

This coastal city has a long port history, and is a common stop for many of the different cruises that come into Costa Rica. Although the beaches here are not the healthiest, the seaside views are still extremely romantic, and the laid back vibe is perfect for soothing any pre-wedding jitters. This area was originally developed largely due to coffee production, so you can be sure you'll find a great cup of java to start the biggest day of your life with!

Nicoya Peninsula

If you're looking for a perfect spot to host your beach-side vows, head to the Nicoya Peninsula, where there are miles upon miles of sandy beaches to choose from. At the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Montezuma is the perfect backdrop for a beach-side wedding as well as being a lively place to hang out before & after your romantic day.

If you prefer a quiet getaway for your nuptials, head to Mal Pais, a smaller, more private beach town that provides the peace and quiet you may want before your big day. For more intimate beachside weddings, Mal Pais may be ideal, especially if you and your partner prefer the sound of waves to the sounds of a bumping club at night.

Jaco & Playa Hermosa

Jaco's iconic black sands make for arresting wedding photos, while the town itself provides plenty of clubs, restaurants and nightlife to enjoy during your stay here. If you're a fan of hanging ten, a stay in Jaco & neighboring Playa Hermosa is ideal – Playa Hermosa hosts a number of international surfing competitions throughout the year, and many world-class surfers flock to these beaches.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Beautiful beaches, lush jungles and plenty of wildlife all await you at Manuel Antonio National Park, a must-see for any couple basing their wedding in North Puntarenas. Although small, Manuel Antonio remains one of Costa Rica's most popular national parks, and for good reason. You and your spouse-to-be can enjoy barefoot strolls along the beach at sunrise on your wedding day or a post-wedding day hike through the thick jungles of authentic rainforest. Best of all, if you have your wedding nearby, you can just start your honeymoon here the day after!

Carara Biological Reserve

Home to a wide variety of beautiful birds, including talkative scarlet macaws (about 150 nest here), Carara Biological Reserve is a perfect getaway for birders, but also provides access to a wide variety of arresting Costa Rican habitats. You and your wedding guests can explore this area by land or water - tours are available along the Rio Grande de Tarcoles, where you may spot a chatty toucan or monkey peering out from the tree branches above. The river also feeds into several mangroves throughout the reserve - these unique waterways feature vegetation with submerged roots and stems, all leisurely swaying back and forth in the soft currents. When explored in a kayak made for two, these mangroves make for quite the romantic pre-nuptial escape for you and your lover.

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