garden ceremony site at Doce Lunas in jaco, Costa Rica

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. 

The hotel is located just outside of Jacó. It’s in the perfect spot so that you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the beach town. Yet you are still close enough to easily access the beach, amenities, and vacation tours. 

Let’s explore more of what this eco-friendly little hotel has to offer couples who are looking for a great place to have a chill wedding in the jungle!

Accommodations at Doce Lunas

With 20 rooms, Doce Lunas can accommodate up to 60 guests. This is big enough for the typical small destination wedding in the jungle, yet small enough to keep things intimate. They also have close relationships with other hotels in the area if you plan to have more guests. Stroll through the manicured jungle garden grounds teeming with luscious jungle plants and flowers to reach your luxury suite. 

All rooms are spacious and feature sustainably harvested teak wood furniture. AC in each room allows guests to take a break from the heat in cool comfort. Plus, each room is decorated with authentic artwork by Costa Rican artists grace each suite with colorful decorations. There are various size suites and sleeping arrangements to accommodate a variety of family sizes and guest needs.

Activities in the Area

Jacó is a happening spot with easy access to all sorts of adventure tours and fun vacation activities. The town is right on the beach and a visit to the beach should definitely make it on your schedule. There is a myriad of restaurants, ice cream shops, a movie theater, interesting souvenir shops, and more lining the street in town.

There’s also the huge and luxurious Croc’s hotel and casino. It’s great for those who feel like trying your luck at the game tables. 

For those who want to get out and explore the jungle, you can go:

  • Horseback riding
  • ATV tour
  • Ziplining
  • Take a tram ride in the rainforest

Avid fishermen can head up to Herradura, just a few miles north of Jacó. The gorgeous Los Sueños Marina awaits where you can admire the boats, get a bite to eat, or book a fishing charter.

Weddings at Doce Lunas

By now, you’re probably thinking, okay Jacó sounds like a great place, but what is getting married at Doce Lunas like? Prepare to be delighted!

Doce Lunas offers flexible options for weddings. First off, they have a few basic packages you can choose from that include everything from accommodations, decorations, cake, flowers, officiant arrangements, and even airport transfers. These packages make it easy to plan a stress-free wedding in Costa Rica, even from afar. 

For those who would like more options, customized packages can be crafted to perfectly suit your desires. After all, it’s your wedding and you want to enjoy it on your terms! 

Doce Lunas also offers the services of an expert wedding coordinator with over 25 years of experience. Their coordinator is from the U.S., so you can be sure you’re getting someone who understands what people from the U.S. are looking for in terms of service standards, etc. 

If you prefer, however, Doce Lunas also allows you to rent the facilities and hire your own coordinator. They don’t want to ever make you feel boxed into a corner, your wedding is all about you!

The venue offers some stunning ceremony locations on-site. If you have your heart set on a beach ceremony, they also offer beach wedding packages.

Reception Space

The rustic restaurant with its cathedral-style ceiling is a pretty spectacular space to host a reception of up to 200 guests. Enjoy tropical flavors with locally-sourced food that will delight your senses. The hotel is also working on its own hydroponic garden to offer delicious flavors grown right on the property. 

The reception center offers a hardwood-floor that is perfect for dancing. Plus, because of the hotel’s unique position slightly elevated above the town and tucked in the jungle, the area enjoys temperatures a few degrees cooler than down in the town where it can get quite hot and muggy.

If you prefer a different kind of scenery for your reception, the pool area can host up to 200 guests (100 for dining). 

Getting Ready at Doce Lunas

Although you can travel off-site if you want a beach or church ceremony, Doce Lunas has everything conveniently on-site to help your entire day go off without a hitch. That includes places for getting ready. The bride and her girls can take advantage of the on-site salon to get all dolled up for the big day without having to run into town.

Also on-site is a five-room spa and yoga center. With a focus on nature and wellness, you should expect a good yoga center at this hotel, and the top-notch facilities certainly don’t disappoint. 

In short, Doce Lunas has everything you could need for a relaxing and stress-free wedding right on-site — and that includes the days before and after the wedding.

Wedding in the Jungle at Doce Lunas

Are you thinking about taking the plunge and having a destination wedding in the jungle in Costa Rica? Doce Lunas is a gorgeous and convenient venue with lots of amenities and extras to make your once-in-a-lifetime trip all the more enjoyable. 

Want to see more gorgeous images from this venue? Be sure to check out this post on a real wedding I shot recently at this venue!

Doce Lunas is definitely on my guide for Best Wedding Venues in Costa Rica. Click below to see the guide: