Guanacaste is one of the most sought out regions in Costa Rica. It is located in the northwestern part of the country bordering the Pacific. It is known for the many beaches with great surf, beautiful weather, and the biodiverse parkland with many places for people to explore. This region is also very developed with many westernized amenities and accommodations for people traveling from all over the world to feel comfortable. These are just some of the reasons that Guanacaste is a top location in Costa Rica for destination weddings. We have picked a few of the best wedding venues in Guanacaste that can bring your wedding in paradise up to the next level.
Wedding Venues in Tamarindo
Pangas Beach Club
This is by far our most used venue in Guanacaste, in fact – in all of Costa Rica! This beachfront restaurant has wonderful staff, is just feet from the surf, and always serves the freshest cuisine cooked by local chefs.
Villa El Chante
If you are looking for something really exclusive, this villa is one of a kind. Situated on a hilltop with extraordinary views overlooking Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande through the estuary. There are separate villas scattered between a jungle garden with direct access to the beach.
Casa Puros Dieces
We love the design of this spacious Balinese-style property with amazing ocean views from every corner. This venue is located in Tamarindo but you will feel like you are in your own private slice of paradise.
This beach resort is located right in the middle of the most famous beach in Costa Rica. This resort has everything you can imagine for your guests. There are multiple pools, one with a swim-up bar, a beautiful beachfront garden area, and a variety of rooms to choose from.
This hotel is a more private 4-star venue bordering Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. There are beautiful jungle-style walkways throughout the hotel and quiet beaches just a few steps away from the bustling center of the town.
Casa de Luz
This elegant beachfront mansion is located on the stretch of Playa Langosta that is known as millionaire row. It is in the perfect location near everything you and your guests could need while still giving you that exclusive high-end experience that you are looking for.
Sueno del Mar
A beachfront bed and breakfast located on the rocky shores of Langosta. It is decorated with eclectic international decor and offers delicious in-house catering options that are unmatched in the area! You can relax in the hammocks or by the pool while watching the sunset over the shoreline.
Wedding Venues in Papagayo
This hilltop and beachfront hotel has unique curved-roof cottages near the Marina Papagayo and Coco beach area. You can choose from rooms overlooking Culebra Bay and a forest. There is also an open-air restaurant, a seafood eatery, and a high-end bar with regular live music on the property as well as two infinity pools.
This luxurious resort has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and is the epitome of relaxation for your tropical retreat in Papagayo. There are four pools with incredible views, restaurants with local specialties, a spa, a wellness center, and plenty of activities nearby for your guest’s customized itineraries.
This elegant beachfront resort offers a relaxed getaway experience on the Gulf of Papagayo. It has a modern design inspired by lush forests and the vibrant culture of Costa Rica. All of the rooms and suites have hammocks on the balconies with beautiful views and the hotel has everything you need from a fully equipped gym, spa, and two beautiful restaurants. It is also one of the only resorts in the area with two private tour boats!
Wedding Venues in Las Catalinas
This coastal village in Playa Danta consists of beautiful villas scattered throughout the wandering streets in this carless destination. On the shoreline, you can find two luxury hotels – Casa Chameleon and Santerena Hotel, each of which offers everything you could need for an adventure-packed weekend or a relaxing getaway.
Wedding Venues in Conchal
Reserva Conchal Beach Club
A charming five-star beach resort that offers incredible stretches of sand overlooking the Catalina Islands in Playa Conchal. Enjoy this exclusive beach club with gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa, and views like no other.
Westin Playa Conchal
We have so many couples who choose this venue because it is an all-inclusive resort providing an experience that blends lush tropical forests and pristine Pacific waters. It offers a variety of event spaces, including the beach, shorefront cocktail area, a hilltop ceremony site with coastal views, a pond, a golf course, and a poolside palm tree setting.
Wedding Venues in Playa Negra
Drift Away Eco Lodge
Located in Playa Negra, this Eco Lodge is nearby the beach with a perfect atmosphere to relax and connect with nature. The hotel is designed by artists with a unique style throughout the property that will have your guests finding new things around every corner. There are also private villa options nearby if you have a larger guest list.
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