best wedding venues in costa rica
Best Wedding Venues in Costa Rica

What are the best wedding venues in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has literally hundreds of wedding venues to choose from for you destination wedding. So where do you start? Here is a list of my favorite wedding venues with key details like which weddings are better for larger weddings, and which ones are best for elopements.  Also, find the best wedding venues at the beach, and the ones up higher in mountains.

Just click on the venue below to see its own resource page.

Bride and groom peeking out of their room at Punto de Vista

Punto de Vista

The villa boasts 10 gorgeous suites, each with a unique color scheme and design. Some are perfect for accommodating families. There is such variety that everyone will find something they just are in love with!  This is what makes Punto de Vista such a great spot for a destination wedding. Having space for up to 27 guests means that your bridal party and/or closest family members can all stay right here on the property but everyone has their own space in which to relax and enjoy themselves.

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Weddings at Vista Hermosa Estate

In Spanish, Vista Hermosa means “beautiful view”. With a name like that, you would expect that Vista Hermosa has a stunning view — and the villa doesn’t disappoint.

The four-story villa rises elegantly out of the jungle with a spacious open terrace on the top floor. From this terrace, you can drink in the 180-degree view featuring both the verdant green jungle and the sparkling sea. 

And when you visit during the dry season, you are blessed with a spectacular sunset every evening which is visible from nearly every room in the villa.

Bride and groom playing in the surf

Weddings at Tulemar Resort

Where is your dream wedding destination? Would you love a place that perfectly marries comfort and luxury with nature and the outdoors? The Tulemar Resort in Costa Rica might be just the place for you!

This stunning property, located on 33 acres near the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park, is the epitome of barefoot luxury. The property consists of various accommodations tucked into the jungle and a range of amenities that will make your stay unforgettable. It’s no wonder it has ranked among the top 3 hotels in the world on TripAdvisor for the last 3 years!

Weddings at Los Sueños, Costa Rica: Where Dreams Really Do Come True

Marriot Los Sueños Resort and Marina

For many people, a wedding at the Marriot Los Sueños Resort and Marina really is a dream come true. Los Sueños (dreams, in Spanish) is a gorgeous resort, golf course, and marina nestled on the Pacific Coast in sunny, tropical Costa Rica.

The sparkling blue waters are popular among sport fishermen of all skill levels, which the marina attracts in droves. 

It’s also a picture-perfect place to make your dream wedding come true. Check out the services and amenities available for weddings at Los Sueños in Costa Rica.

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The wedding helipad at Costa Verde

Costa Verde

What if you want to go horseback riding on the beach one day, and spend the next having the spectacular wedding of your dreams? Complete, of course, with beautiful decor, delicious food, and the best toe-tapping tunes to get your guests dancing all night long.

The answer is Costa Verde. Nestled in the jungles of Manuel Antonio it’s just 300 yards from the beach by the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Costa Verde has everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams.

gaia hotel and reserve

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

The Gaia Hotel and Reserve has truly found a way to mesh luxury with exotic jungle living. This 5-star eco-friendly resort is tucked into the rainforest just a few minutes from the famed Manuel Antonio National Park. The rooms are all scattered throughout the forested hillside, offering both privacy to the occupants as well as an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean. You can bet the sunset view is absolutely fabulous from up there!

garden ceremony site at Doce Lunas in jaco, Costa Rica

Doce Lunas Hotel in Jaco

Looking for a stress-free, eco-conscious spot for a wedding in the jungle?  Doce Lunas Hotel in Jacó is the perfect place for people who truly want a luxurious, low-key wedding in the jungle. With only 20 rooms on 5 acres of meticulously landscaped jungle gardens, you don’t have to worry about fighting for a good spot by the pool. There will never be droves of other guests to contend with as you might see at the bigger resorts. 

Wedding celebration at Langosta Beach Club.

Langosta Beach Club

Take a stroll with your partner through the grounds to enjoy beautiful Costa Rican flora and maybe even some fauna. Continue out onto the beach at sunset to enjoy a spectacular show as the sun dips down into the ocean. Warm, salty sea breezes will delight your senses and help make your stay the relaxing experience a tropical vacation should be.  And you’ll see why Langosta Beach Club Weddings are the best.

ceremony of destination wedding riu palace

Riu Palace and Riu Guanacaste

Choosing an all-inclusive venue like Hotel Riu Guanacaste makes wedding planning a breeze. You’re coming to paradise to enjoy a special moment in your life, after all, so why not enjoy it?

Let’s take a look at what Riu Guanacaste and Riu Palace Costa Rica have to offer destination wedding couples.

Zephyr Palace and Villas Caletas

Zephyr Palace and Villa Caletas

If you are looking for a destination wedding that is the epitome of elegant and stylish, look no further than Villa Caletas Costa Rica . This luxurious resort is perched up on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the beachside city of Jacó, Costa Rica.  Thanks to its strategic location, the resort boasts sweeping ocean and jungle views from virtually everywhere.

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La Mariposa Hotel

La Mariposa Hotel (or butterfly for those of you that don’t speak Spanish) is just as beautiful as the delicate creature that is its namesake. The hotel is perched atop Manuel Antonio’s highest point, like the loveliest jewel in the crown. And this jewel is most certainly lovely. From the hotel’s wraparound infinity pool to its carefully maintained tropical gardens, everywhere you look there is something to delight your sense of sight.

bride and groom at beach wedding

Playa Fantasía: A Wedding Catamaran Tour to a Fantasy World

There are those who love adventure, who want to do something different for their wedding. For them, a destination wedding where they can say “I do” on a an exotic beach is far more appealing than a traditional wedding in their hometown.

Then, there are those who want to take things up a notch.

For those, there are venues like Playa Fantasía — the ultimate in a beach wedding experience. And the best part? You can only get there by boat.

arenas del mar wedding

Arenas del Mar

Looking for luxury lodging while staying in sustainable and gorgeous natural surroundings?  You and your beloved are sure to have a lovely time at Arenas del Mar in Costa Rica.

This beautiful hotel was awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award. It is the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to have received that award along with a Five Star Rating.  We all know how important environmental impact is nowadays, and this makes Arenas del Mar the perfect option for your wedding or elopement.

Need more ideas for your wedding?

Click here to head back to Where to Get Married in Costa Rica, for more general details about regions and which venues are in which parts of Costa Rica.

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