Charismatic Costa Rica offers volcanoes, hot springs, jungles, waterfalls and beaches… and that’s just for starters. This Central American gem is known for its green tendencies—both in its flora/fauna and its attention to environmental sustainability.With a sultry samba as your vacation soundtrack, you’ll love exploring this Latin American island, renowned for its pura vida. Wildlife is abundant here, including big cats, monkeys, sloths, birds and reptiles. A pioneer in the field of eco-tourism, it’s easy to combine a destination wedding with adventure and luxury—you just need to know where to look.

Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

Here are a few facts about this stunning locale, in case you’re still deciding on where to host your destination wedding:

Location: Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Language Spoken: Spanish


Climate: Costa Rica’s climate is tropical year-round due to its proximity to the Equator. Seasons are defined by how much rain falls. The dry season runs from December to April, and is known locally as summer. The rainy season, which runs from May to November, is known locally as winter.

Places of Note: The capital city of San Jose is worth a trip for its cosmopolitan flair. Limón offers rustic Caribbean charm, while the port town of Puntarenas is perfect for snagging a fresh seafood feast. Overall, Costa Rica offers spectacular beauty. You can make amazing memories (and a dent in your bucket list) with a trip to a cloud forest, a hike up a volcano, surfing on the coast and rappelling a waterfall in a rainforest. Visit a fair-trade coffee plantation, view hundreds of species of orchids in botanical garden, immerse yourself in the jungle or find a secluded cove for swimming and sunning.

Celestial Blue Waterfall

Resort Options: From heavenly spas to gourmet cuisine and butlers to serve you in your suite, luxury is at your fingertips. Indulge in a stay at a private villa or a studio apartment for the ultimate escape.

Why it’s Great for Weddings: From hot springs to thermal spas, an oceanfront oasis to rainforest luxury, the only limit to a Costa Rican destination wedding is your imagination. A trip here will be an eco-experience your friends and family will never forget.

Wedding On The Beach

Ready to begin planning your dream wedding in Costa Rica? Remember, with help from Ever After’s Destination Wedding Experts, all of your guests’ travel details and group booking needs are taken care of, so you can focus on creating the perfect destination wedding, no matter where you choose to go! Contact an Expert today at, call us toll-free at 800-256-4920 or visit our website at