Top Ten Places to Get Married in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has long been a top choice for destination weddings. It’s safe, is fairly close to the United States, and has an established tourist industry that makes planning your big day as easy as possible. Thinking about taking the plunge in this Central American paradise? Here are the top ten places to get married in Costa Rica!

Hacienda AltaGracia
Location: Perez Zeledon
Wedding style: Elegantly rural

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This luxury equestrian resort is set on hundreds of acres, and it has almost as many options for both rehearsal and ceremony locations. They include stunning indoor areas, an open-air grand hall, outdoor terraces with gorgeous mountain views, poolside decks, and more.


Villa Caletas
Location: Punta Leona, Puntarenas
Wedding style: Upscale oceanfront 

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This high-end hotel offers a variety of breathtaking options in terms of ceremony site, whether it’s a faux-Roman amphitheatre backed by seaside cliffs or an infinity pool with a view clear into the Pacific Ocean.


Arenal Nayara
Location: Arenal
Wedding style: Relaxed and tropical

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This resort and spa is consistently rated as one of the finest in Central America. The ultimate in luxury? Waking up the day after the wedding to your own private tropical garden.


Villa Buena Onda
Location: Playas del Coco, Guanacaste
Wedding style: Intimate boutique 

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Perfect for a small ceremony, this eight-room boutique resort can be rented out in its entirety, offering personalized service and indulgent privacy – with an ocean view.


Copa de Árbol
Location: Osa Peninsula
Wedding style: Jungle paradise

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With just 11 air conditioned private cabins set on 70 acres of tropical rainforest, this is as close to your own private jungle paradise as you can get. Ideal for intimate, adventurous weddings!


La Casona del Cafetal
Location: Cachi, Cartago
Wedding style: Romantic rainforest 

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This hillside wedding venue is one of the most popular among Costa Ricans. In addition to stunning views of the valley below, couples can also choose a ceremony at the water’s edge under a canopy of enormous, romantic trees.


The Springs Resort and Spa
Location: Arenal
Wedding style: Hollywood in the tropics

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If you’ve fantasized about a five-star Hollywood wedding at a luxury resort, look no further than The Springs. It features seven natural hot spring pools, a world-class spa, and 165-acre grounds–plus it hosted The Bachelor in 2011!


Si Como No
Location: Manuel Antonio
Wedding style: Eco exotic

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Imagine taking your vows amidst the scent of tropical flowers and the flitting of exotic butterflies. A ceremony at this beach hotel’s adjacent Butterfly Atrium & Botanical Gardens is a truly magical experience.


Capitan Suizo
Location: Tamarindo
Wedding style: Barefoot luxury

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Looking for a beachfront ecoresort with a remote feel, but want to be close enough to nightlife for a rockin’ bachelor (or bachelorette) party? Sustainability pioneer Capitan Suizo feels worlds apart from the beach party town Tamarindo, yet is just a five-minute taxi ride away.


Hotel Belmar
Location: Monteverde
Wedding style: Cloud forest rustic 

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If your interest in Costa Rica stems from its eco-friendly, green reputation, Hotel Belmar will definitely live up to your expectations. Set in the world-famous Monteverde cloud forest, this family-owned, sustainable hotel has an organic garden, nine acres of nature reserve, and its own waterfall.  


Lomas del Volcán
Location: Arenal
Wedding style: Volcano view

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Rustic, inviting cottages are set along expansive grounds, allowing for ceremonies with an enviable view of the towering Arenal Volcano.


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