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Why a Destination Wedding in Costa Rica?

Planning a wedding is an adventure in itself… but if deciding between a beach wedding or a rainforest wedding sounds more appealing to you than deciding between a church or hotel ballroom, an adventure wedding getaway in Costa Rica might be right for you!  What could be a better backdrop for a wedding than a never ending beach at sunset, or the majestic Arenal Volcano surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest?  With its friendly people, exotic flowers, diverse wildlife, and variety of adventure activities Costa Rica is the ultimate location for a destination wedding getaway and growing in popularity for a variety of reasons:

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If you decide to include guests, the perks of a destination wedding pile up even more

QUALITY TIME  One of the most often repeated phrases by couples is that the day flies by so fast they don’t eat anything, hardly remember talking to anyone, and that it all flew by in a blur. With a destination wedding you actually get to spend time with your guests and if incorporating adventure into your itinerary, you get to experience unique challenges with each of them. An adventure getaway allows the opportunity for those close to you to form lifelong bonds with each other, and what better foundation could you possibly have as you begin your marriage? And oh yeah, seeing your Aunt Cathy screaming like a 5 year old as a monkey climbs on her head? Unforgettable.

VACATION FOR GUESTS  In today’s world, most couples have guests traveling from various parts of the country (and world), having made close friends in school and while beginning careers, and odds are the couple’s families are spread out too.  Having a tropical destination rather than a hometown with no appeal to your guests creates a lot more excitement and interest.  Obviously, your guest’s expenses are a consideration in the planning stages, but if they are going to take time off of work and spend money on a flight, hotel, and rental car in your hometown, they would be much happier to make a vacation of it in a tropical destination!

EASY TO GET TO  With direct flights from several cities, Costa Rica is within easy reach of the U.S & Canada. Even though Costa Rica is a small country, there are two international airports, making it easy to get to beach or volcano locations.

SKIP THE FAMILY DRAMA  It’s great if both families are in perfect accord but even if they get along, feelings are bound to get hurt in the decision making process.  Fact is, there are a lot less family conflicts with selecting a destination wedding.  Rather than families haggling over whose hometown is going to host the wedding, whether it is in a church, or the expense of a big city event… all kinds of opinions come out when planning a wedding; you can elect to skip all the drama and hurt feelings by selecting a place that allows you to make decisions that are uniquely yours.

UNIQUENESS  Everyone has photos from their wedding of the first dance, or cutting the cake…you can have those, along with shots of you and your bridal party braving Class III/IV rapids on the Rio Savegre.

Pricing

Because every client is unique, we customize each event according to the client’s specific needs, in order to give every event it’s own individual character. Therefore, as a boutique company, we do not have standardized pricing quotes and costs will vary from one event to the next.

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Is it necessary to speak fluent Spanish when traveling to Costa Rica?

No. Spanish is the official language but English is widely spoken throughout the country. Members of our wedding team are bilingual, as are your guides. We do recommend learning basic courtesies in Spanish such as please and thank you   Locals appreciate an effort to exchange pleasantries in their language.

When to get married in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a very unique country in that though it is very small, it is comprised of 12 different micro-climates! That being the case, no matter what time of year you would like to be married there is a part of the country that lends itself weather-wise.

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What time should we get married?

There are several factors to take into consideration when selecting the time of your ceremony. If the ceremony is intended to be a sunset ceremony, the main factor of course if what time the sun is actually setting! The exact time of the sunset varies depending on the location, as well as the time of year.

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How do we get started with our planning?

You have probably done some searching, are a little overwhelmed, and unsure how to move forward. Don't worry, that's completely normal! There is an overload of information out there, often conflicting, and we are here to keep it easy on you. We are located in Costa Rica, we know these properties, we know the hotel owners and managers by their first names, and can provide you with reliable recommendations based on years of travel planning experience, our own site inspections, and thousands of clients vacation and wedding reviews.

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