Costa Rica destination weddings are surprisingly affordable. They actually cost a fraction of what many people pay for their U. S. weddings! This peaceful, democratic country is not too touristy. Its people embrace a slower-paced appreciation of natural resources and activities.
With experienced wedding coordinators who ensure custom and personalized touches for the ultimate wedding adventures, you can basically sit back and let the fun begin! Wedding coordinators will handle everything from your menu to your champagne to your photographers.
Legalities are easy. There are no blood tests required and no minimum time on Costa Rican soil necessary before marriage vows are said. Weddings need to be officiated by lawyers who will then file paperwork with the civil registry in addition to the married couple¬?s embassy.
Perhaps you envision your marriage on a hot sandy beach while your friends and family dip their toes in the clear, blue water. Or maybe you'd prefer to get married on an old coffee plantation, now transformed to hold hundreds of candles beneath a dim sky. There are so many exciting and diverse options for wedding locations. Whether you most wish for a wedding cruise, a sunset ceremony, or a marriage in a hot spring spa, you will find surprising and awe-inspiring choices in Costa Rica.
Tortuguero National Park is a popular wedding spot. With 47,000 acres of rainforest and 21 miles of coastline, couples and their guests feel like they have entered a dream. Foliage and blossoms seem to jump from every corner, exotic birds fly overhead, and the gentle ripple of streams alongside the pulse of cascading waterfalls remind you that you are far from home. If you are lucky you will see the sea turtles lay their eggs on the shore.
Costa Rica is a tropical paradise. With white sand beaches, active volcanoes, hot spring spas, waterfalls and national parks, there are many ideal locations to visit and experience both before the wedding and after. Five percent of all the world¬?s species of plants and animals actually come from Costa Rica. Additionally, 10% of the world¬?s bird species are found there along with 2000 types of orchids.
If you are planning a wedding in Costa Rica, you may be overwhelmed by the wonderful recreational choices. With some of the best scuba diving in the entire world, you can swim among the shocking colors of an undersea world, surf, or simply snorkel atop the crystalline waters. For a drier excursion, you may want to mountain bike, bungee jump, camp or horseback ride. Consider climbing Mount Chirripo, the highest peak in Central America! There are no public golf courses in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica's dry season runs from December through April, with their rainy season starting in May and ending in November. Average water temperatures remain consistent at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit year round. With tropical climates and inviting warm waters, Costa Rica is a paradise spot for a destination wedding.