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Looking for the best wedding venue to get married in Costa Rica? This list can help you find the right one. 

From the wild shores of the Pacific Ocean, through the highlands, to the tranquil beaches of the Caribbean, Costa Rica has an inspiring assortment of venues. It’s a perfect place for destination weddings due to its temperate climate.
There are many options to choose from, whether you’re planning a huge party, or are looking for a more intimate ceremony space. This list of the 10 best venues and resorts throughout the Costa Rican country can help you to nail down a perfect place for your event.

Costa Rica Wedding Venues and Hotels

Four Seasons Costa Rica

1. The Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

Location: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste
Style: Luxury Resort
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Located on the tip of Peninsula Papagayo, the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica exudes the luxury and elegance that the chain is known for. This high-end resort sits on a hill overlooking the shores of the Costa Rican Gulf of Papagayo and is surrounded by two golden-sand beaches. Its lush, exotic landscape provides spectacular views and a magical setting for a perfect destination wedding. It has more than 10 event locations to choose from; 2 beaches, 3 swimming pools, 4 restaurants, and a spacious golf course. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner for family and friends, a large reception, a small micro-wedding, or a post-wedding brunch, they can provide you with different settings.

Andaz Papagayo

2. Andaz Papagayo


Location: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste
Style: Luxury Resort
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Nestled on the country’s picturesque coast of Papagayo Penninsula, this seaside getaway is perfect for couples who enjoy commodities and desire a dream destination wedding. It’s located only 35 minutes from Liberia Airport. Andaz Costa Rica offers unique venues inspired by the lush flora and fauna. Its Cocoon-shaped event studios, a Beach House, an open-air restaurant, and an expansive garden are the perfect setting to create an unforgettable event. This retreat has everything you need for the perfect destination wedding experience.

Wedding Photography at Las Pangas venue in Tamarindo Costa Rica
Pangas Beach Club

3. Pangas Beach Club

Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Style: Beach Venue, Restaurant, Relaxed
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Las Pangas Beach Club is probably one of the most popular wedding venues for a beach wedding in Costa Rica. The venue is located in the heart of Tamarindo, offering amazing views of the beach and estuary. The majestic Matapalo Tree is the trademark of this venue and an excellent backdrop for photography. Not only is this beautiful tree extremely photogenic, but it also offers protection and refreshing shade during the wedding ceremony.

Las Palapas, Hacienda Pinilla

4. Hacienda Pinilla

Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Style: High-End Community, Colonial
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Founded on the outskirts of Tamarindo, Hacienda Pinilla is an exclusive housing community suitable for events and is also home to the JW Marriott. It stretches over 4,500 acres of historic ranch property and boasts three of Costa Rica’s pristine beaches. Untouched natural landscapes offer room to roam and provide the experience of total tranquility. 

If you are looking for a rustic experience with a sunset view, Las Palapas with its palm-thatched ranchos overlooking the ocean and ample garden may be the place for you. For any religious celebration, Hacienda Pinilla offers an elegant Colonial-style chapel. JW Marriot is a perfect option if you are looking for the comfort of a luxury hotel. Choices for the wedding venue include; an exclusive villa, a beachfront rancho, a private beach, a charming chapel, or a five-star hotel.

5. El Mangroove

Location: Playa Panama, Guanacaste
Style: Beach Resort
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El Mangroove is a stunning wedding venue placed in the tranquil surroundings of Playa Panama in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is surrounded by vibrant forests, beaches, and mangroves. Its located only 15 miles away from Liberia International Airport. It’s a great choice for couples that want to simplify their traveling process. This beautiful wedding venue offers access to several breathtaking indoor-outdoor spaces. The primary ballroom can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down meal and the outdoor Garden Plaza offers couples a gorgeous celebration space for up to 200 guests.

Las Catalinas

6 . Las Catalinas

Location: Catalinas, Guanacaste
Style: Medditaranian Village
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Surrounded by tropical nature on land and by the sea, Las Catalinas is a beautiful, car-free, and fully walkable beach town with a hotel. It is inspired by medieval European hill towns that can be found in Italy and France. The town is a labyrinth of pedestrian streets and has a diverse mix of studio apartments and colonial-style villas. It’s charming and colorful. Las Catalinas’s multiple nooks and crannies make it the ideal place for romantic photographs. 

Dreams Las Mareas

7. Dreams Las Mareas

Location: El Jobo, Guanacaste
Style: All-Inclusive Beach Resort
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Large all-inclusive resort and wedding venue located on a palm-studded Jobo beach surrounded by hills. Dreams las Mareas can accommodate many different venues from a beachfront wedding ceremony with breathtaking ocean views to a reception under tropical trees and a dance floor full of sand. Multiple swimming pools, watersports, and land activities give the option to continue the fun late into the night. It’s great for couples who would like to spend their time with friends and family during their wedding, honeymoon, and post-wedding activities. It’s also a great option for couples who want to minimize the complicated planning process.

8. La Luna Restaurant 

Style: Relaxed, Surf and Boho Vibes, Beach Restaurant
Location: Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste
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La Luna is a charming beachfront restaurant and a wedding venue ideal to host a rustic and relaxed ceremony. Perched on a bluff above Nosara’s Playa Pelada offers spectacular beach views. Nosara is famous for its laid-back surfer vibe, stunning beaches, top-class yoga, healthy food, and jaw-dropping scenery. 

Villa Caletas

9. Villa Caletas

Location: Jaco, Puntarenas
Style: High-End Hotel, Roman-Inspired
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Situated on the top of a cliff overlooking the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica offers truly stunning ocean sights. This hotel offers a variety of options for couples and their guests; an Infinity pool, a faux-Roman amphitheater, a great restaurant, and a Zephyr Palace viewpoint. Villa Caletas is an experienced wedding venue and hotel. Their onsite wedding coordinator is available to assist you with any requests and planning needs.

Villa Punto de Vista

09. Villa Punto de Vista

Location: Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
Style: Private Villa, Modern
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Villa Punto de Vista Estate is a private wedding venue located in Manuel Antonio. Situated high on top of the hill Villa Punto de Vista provides breathtaking views and the ultimate wedding destination experience. The venue boasts a collection of two fully staffed wedding villas overlooking the ocean. Villa Punto de Vista is rented to only one party at a time and allows one to enjoy an intimate celebration in the privacy of an exclusive villa. The walking distance from the beach makes it a perfect wedding location. 

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

10. Playa Grande

Location: Playa Grande
Style: Relaxed, Intimate

Playa Grande is a beach, a town, and part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park. It’s a perfect place for couples who look for tranquility, laid back atmosphere, space, and an accessible location. It’s located across from the popular town of Tamarindo but doesn’t share its crowds as it’s separated by an estuary. The area offers both houses and hotels for rent for the wedding venue. Walks on the beach, surf classes, relaxation, sunbathing, and more can be included on your wedding day at Playa Grande.

Hotel El Manglar – Located within walking distance from the beach, relaxed vibe.
Las Velas Blancas – Beach-front location, multiple cabins, beautiful pool area.

Rancho Pacifico

BONUS ELOPEMENT LOCATION

Rancho Pacifico

Location: Uvita, Puntarenas
Style: Luxury Elopements
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Rancho Pacific is a small luxury boutique hotel that specializes in elopement weddings and honeymoons. They only host weddings of no more than four guests. The hotel is situated in a pristine tropical rainforest nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. It makes a perfect backdrop for photos and a base for exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. The hotel combines eco-friendly practices with an award-winning spa, infinity pools, world-class dining, and attentive personal service that helps you relax before and after your special day.

If you have any suggestions or questions, or you think I missed other great venues, feel free to reach out to me at: kubaokonweddings@gmail.com

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