Costa Rica’s Top Tropical Flowers for your Destination Wedding

If you’re planning a tropical destination wedding in Costa Rica, you’re in for a treat! This beautiful country is home to a wide variety of stunning tropical flowers that can add a unique touch to your bridal bouquet or wedding decor. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at more of the most popular tropical flowers found in Costa Rica and provide some tips on how to choose the right flowers for your big day!


When it comes to tropical flowers, Maracas, also known as shampoo gingers, are a local favorite. These flowers come in shades of mustard and burgundy and have a unique honeycomb shape. They are also known for secreting a liquid that can also be used as soap!

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Anthuriums have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their wide range of colors and suitability for minimalist arrangements. The lovely plant comes in shades of red, orange, pink, and purple. Anthuriums of all colors are especially loved for their vibrancy and jungle-like feel.


Hanging Heliconia, especially Sexy Pink, is another popular choice for tropical weddings. These snake-like flowers are unique and look absolutely stunning within wedding decor and especially on arches.

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White Phalaenopsis is another popular choice for those looking for a more traditional and minimalistic feel. These delicate flowers look great as table centerpieces or styled in a bouquet.

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Last but not least, greenery is a must-have for any tropical wedding! We love incorporating abundant greenery such as eucalyptus, ferns, palm or monstera leaves in bouquets to create a balanced, naturalistic vibe.

When choosing flowers for your wedding, it’s important to consider factors such as durability, seasonality, demand, and affordability. For example, some flowers may not be available during certain times of the year, while others may be more expensive due to high demand. It’s also important to choose flowers that can withstand the heat and humidity of a tropical climate.

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We hope you’ve gained you some helpful insight for considering flowers in your tropical destination wedding. Remember to choose flowers that reflect your personal style and preferences, and don’t be afraid to get creative!

Looking for more inspiration on which kind of bouquet fits your aesthetic? Check out our blog, Wedding Bouquet Shapes + Styles, next!

Comment below to share with us which flowers you used for your tropical destination wedding!

Ashley Arnett

Ashley Arnett

My favorite thing about destination weddings is the magic that naturally unfolds when beautiful people gather to celebrate in beautiful places. The relaxed, vibrant energy that comes with getting married in such breathtaking settings is unmatched. This bliss is what wedding dreams are made of!

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