Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Rapidly becoming one the most popular destination wedding locations, Costa Rica is well-known as an Eco-Tourism destination. Planning a Costa Rica destination wedding is perfect as well, for things for guests to do around the wedding day. 

Things like exploring rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, and beaches.

Feel the romance as you slow dance as the heat of the day cools, and the sunsets. Costa Rica’s natural calm will be a part of the memories you take home with you. 

Corcovado National Park

Come misty rainforest for its diverse wildlife, buzzing insects and chirping birds.  Nature is yours to enjoy as you make your way through the verdant jungle. Trek along the hazy trails and you’re likely to spot macaws, tapirs, jaguars, spiders or howler monkeys. 

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

La Paz may seem quiet and still at first glance. But take another look, and you’ll find this rainforest buzzing with activity. From croaking frogs and fluttering butterflies to rumbling jaguars and howling spider monkeys, there are plenty of creatures to be found in this wildlife-lover’s paradise. And there is much for nature-seekers to admire too, from the garden’s five flowing waterfalls to its colorful orchids and sea of leafy green canopies.

Tabacón’s luxurious thermal springs

If you trek to Arenal Volcano to witness its looming presence for yourself, save time to bathe in the Tabacón’s luxurious thermal springs. With its serene flowing waterfalls, tropical foliage and mineral-rich natural springs, it’s no wonder the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort costs a pretty penny. But its distinguished springs and spa treatments will leave you swooning. Visitors call it relaxing and beautiful, with great facilities. A handy tip from past travelers: Bring water shoes to protect your feet as you walk from one pool to another.

Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport as well as proof of their intent to exit the country before their visa or entry stamp expires, usually within 90 days.

Marriage Requirements

General Info: The marriage will not be recognized until a marriage certificate is issued by the Costa Rican Civil Registry.

For first weddings, couple must go to the Embassy’s Consular Section and make a sworn statement. The Costa Rican marriage certificate is written in Spanish and must be translated by an official translator of the Ministry of Foreign Relations to English. The certificate also must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Relations. The marriage certificate must be notarized and signed by the Embassy’s Consular Section.

Valid passports.
Certified copies of the birth certificates.
2nd Weddings: Proof of divorce or death certificate is required.

Application: Must be completed in person
Notice Period: None
Residency Period: None

Waiting Period: None
Language: Spanish

Fees (US Dollars)


English is the official language of Costa Rica


The Costa Rican unit of currency is the colon but the US dollar is accepted almost everywhere.

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