Why are more and more couples choosing a destination wedding in Costa Rica as their ideal wedding day? The answers are simple! It’s a great way to celebrate your special day, set in a tropical paradise, for a fraction of the price that a traditional wedding costs in the United States. Destination weddings in Costa Rica have been on the rise in recent years and exploring the options of a destination wedding makes it clear why couples are flying down to this small Central American country to say I do.
Getting married in Costa Rica is easy and part of the reason why is that travel to and from the country is simple. Because Costa Rica is a major tourist destination and one of the most visited countries in Central America, daily, non-stops are available from all over the United States and Canada making it very accessible. Fifteen airlines offer direct flights to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, the nation’s capital. A smaller international airport in Liberia, the provincial capital of Guanacaste also receives daily flights, helping visitors and wedding parties get to their final destination that much faster.
Most couples are choosing the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, which is home to some of the country’s most famous and beautiful beaches. This region is often referred to as The Gold Coast, and one look at the sandy beaches and crystal blue water and it’s easy to see why. The beaches of Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Hermosa, Playa Conchal, and Flamingo Beach are some of the most popular locations for destination weddings in Costa Rica thanks to many exquisite resorts, hotels, venues, and real estate options in the area.
When you decide on a destination wedding in Costa Rica, you have to make a few decisions that will shape the type of wedding and trip you have. Depending on if you’re having an intimate elopement or a large affair, the size of your venue will change. From small gathers on the beach to grand parties at the Westin Resort and Spa or the Hotel Diria Tamarindo, the Guanacaste region has something for every type of destination wedding in Costa Rica.
But, just because you decide to have your wedding at one of the main resorts in the area, it doesn’t mean you have to stay at a resort or a hotel. You can opt to rent a house, condo, or villa in the Guanacaste area and have a more private and personal stay. Also, your wedding guests may find that renting real estate is a more affordable and enjoyable option for visiting Costa Rica as it provide more privacy and more freedom than staying in a resort or a hotel. When you rent your own house, condo, or villa, you also have more options for planning your wedding. You can freely choose between great venues such as Cala Luna, the Four Seasons Papagayo, the JW Marriott, the Flamingo Beach Resort, or the Westin Conchal, without having to worry about booking rooms for the whole wedding party and guest list.
Plan a trip to Costa Rica and discover for yourself all the beauty and wonder that keeps attracting couples to have their destination wedding in Costa Rica. Please contact us today with any questions.