A guide to choosing the ideal Wedding Venue in Costa Rica

Location, location, and location.

When it comes to Costa Rica, location isn’t just about geography; it’s about the vibe, the view, and yes, those perfect sunsets. If you’re a beach lover, places like Tamarindo offer that laid-back surfer atmosphere where you can literally walk down the aisle with sand between your toes. Meanwhile, Manuel Antonio offers lush jungle backdrops along with its coastal views.

Top Recommendation: Villa Punto de Vista in Manuel Antonio imagine panoramic ocean views as the backdrop while you exchange your vows. This venue is a luxurious haven that perfectly blends architecture with nature.


Costa Rica offers venues that cater to all budgets, from grand villas to cozy beachfront
ceremonies. But remember, the cost isn’t just about the venue; you’ll also need to consider catering, decoration, and other services.

Top Recommendation: Villas in Tamarindo.

For those looking for a budget-friendly yet gorgeous setting, consider renting a villa in


The architecture in Costa Rica ranges from modern elegance to traditional charm. So whether you want a minimalist setting or something ornate and vintage, you’ve got options.

Top Recommendation: Hacienda Pinilla.

This location offers many venues with a touch of rustic charm and traditional Costa Rican architecture, blending harmoniously with the natural landscapes.

Weather & time of year.

Let’s get real: the rainy season in Costa Rica is something special. It brings out the lushness of the forests and adds a mystical touch to your wedding photos. However, if you’d prefer sun-drenched vows, then December through April is your window.

Top recommendation: Andaz Costa Rica.

Situated in Guanacaste, a region known for its microclimate, this venue offers great weather most of the year, making it ideal for outdoor and indoor weddings, especially in its multiple event locations


Back-up plans.

Let’s face it; Mother Nature has her own agenda. So, always have a backup plan, especially if you opt for an outdoor venue. Many venues offer indoor areas that are just as beautiful as their outdoor settings, if you decide to have a wedding during the rainy season, make sure that you are in love with both the A & B plan.

Top recommendation: Punta Islita by Marriott.

This venue offers a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor settings, ensuring that not even a surprise rain shower can dampen your big day.


Embrace the experience.

Lastly, it’s the little things that make a Costa Rica wedding unforgettable. Think about how the setting sun will drape you in its warm, golden glow as you say your vows. Imagine the rain lightly pattering in the background like nature’s own music as you dance the night away.

Top recommendation: Sueño Del Mar.

Located on the quiet beaches of Tamarindo, this venue is perfect for those who want to go barefoot and embrace the sandy toes on their wedding day.

Top recommendation: El Mangroove.

This beachfront gem is perfect for those who want to soak in the Costa Rican culture, complete with scenic views and luxury amenities.

So go ahead, take the plunge in paradise. Costa Rica offers not just a venue, but an experience—an experience that you, your partner, and your guests will treasure for a lifetime.

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