A good elopement wedding comes with a majestic landscape. In Costa Rica, there are many little paradises where you can have the wedding you always dreamed of.
In this post, we tell you about 8 fantastic natural venues in Costa Rica for your elopement wedding:
1. Playa Langosta
This wide beach is one of the favorites for surfers. With clear sand and open skies, it is a very quiet place surrounded by mangroves, home to beautiful exotic birds, sea turtles, and wonderful sunsets!
2. Playa Conchal
This exotic and virgin white-sand beach will leave you breathless. In this little oasis, the turquoise sea washes the soft coral sand while the wind blows through the almond trees. The skies are usually light blue and if you swim, you’ll probably get a glance at the colorful tropical fish that live here. It seems like time has stopped in this corner of the world, and it’s waiting for you!
3. Llanos de Cortez waterfall
This imposing cascade is a natural paradise, home to a wide variety of butterflies and nature. The crystal water curtain falls into a fresh and clear pond. The little white sand beach that surrounds it is the perfect place for your elopement wedding!
4. Playa Uvita
This quiet 2-mile-long beach is part of the Marino Ballena National Park. Between December and April, the deep blue sea welcomes humpback whales that visit these warm waters in order to mate. When the tide is low, you can walk along a sand tombolo that ends in a formation of reefs and rocks resembling a whale tail! This white sand beach is also home to dolphins, sea turtles, fish, starfishes, crabs, monkeys, exotic birds, and more!
5. Playa Dominical
This beach has gray sand and blue water, with tall waves and warm temperatures all year long. It is surrounded by exuberant vegetation, and it is located by the mouth of Barú River. Great sunsets are guaranteed!
6. Playa Manuel Antonio
This white sand beach is one of the 25 favorites in the world, according to TripAdvisor! If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot whales here, swimming in these warm turquoise waters that make the perfect stage for your elopement wedding. You will probably be able to see monkeys, birds, sloths, and iguanas too!
7. Fortuna Rainforest
This rainforest surrounds the Arenal volcano, the most visited place in Costa Rica! Its epic symmetrical shape fascinates hikers as they explore the trails and walk on dried molten rock. The rainforest is a wildlife paradise with tropical birds, monkeys, and other wonderful animals. Here you can also find La Fortuna waterfall, which drops over 200 feet into a circular pool and stream bed. Lake Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica with clean, clear refreshing water located in the middle of an alpine panorama. Sounds like the perfect place to say “I do”, right?
8. Monteverde Cloud Forest
Does your love make you feel like you’re in the clouds? Well, then this is the place for your elopement wedding! Here, the sky meets the forest: you’ll find yourself surrounded by hazy mist while you hear the calling of exotic birds and other wild animals. Lichens, orchids, and bromeliads are found everywhere. Cross the suspension bridge and feel like you’re walking in heaven!