NORTH PACIFIC (GUANACASTE)
Flamingo Beach: “Playa Flamingo”, also called
the “Playa Blanca” is located in Punta Salinas
northwest of Bahía Brasilito and 70 km southwest of
Liberia. It is nestled between two beaches, Playa Potrero
and Playa Brasilito. The beach is a small corridor of white
sands flanked by low altitude hills.The natural scenery is
contrasted with a wide range of hotels, condominiums and private
residences. In Flamingo you can lie on a beautiful white sand
beach, swim safely in the surf of the mighty pacific ocean,
go fishing, go on a sunset cruise, walk to restaurants and
bars feeling safe. All of this and much more is awaiting you
in Playa Flamingo the perfect place for your wedding day.
Playa Conchal: Playa Conchal is located 2 kms south of Playa
Brasilito. Playa Brasilito and Conchal make up a unit separated
by the rock headlands of Punta Conchal. Its name is derived
from its unique beach made up of millions of broken shells
that constitute a rare, beautiful environment, absolutely
private which makes it the perfect place for your wedding.
Playa Tamarindo & Langosta: With its pristine beaches,
crystal clear blue waters, super natural surroundings, and
near perfect weather, it is no wonder that Tamarindo is among
the most popular vacation destination in Costa Rica. A former
fishing village in the northern regions of Guanacaste province
on the North Pacific Coast, Tamarindo is the area’s
most well developed tourist town with plenty of accommodations
to suit every pocket. With much to enjoy & even more to
do, this multi-cultural community is the ideal place to perform
your wedding in a nice beach where the action is
Sugar Beach: Sugar Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean in
the Guanacaste Province. This is in the north-west part of
Costa Rica, two kilometers north of Playa Potrero. This beach
is one of the most beautiful ones in Costa Rica. The climate
in this area is much drier than other parts of Costa Rica,
an advantage for those looking for sunshine. Activities to
be enjoyed in the area include scuba & snorkeling trips.
It is guaranteed that Sugar Beach has one of the most stunning
sunsets of Costa Rica.
Playa Hermosa & Ocotal: Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste is
on the northwest Costa Rican Pacific. It is 5 hours from the
San Jose International Airport and just 40 minutes from the
Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia. This exotic gray sand beach
surrounds a calm bay with a laid back atmosphere, ideal for
your wedding ceremony.
Ocotal is located next to Playas del Coco in Guanacaste with
exotic gray sand and one of the most stunning ocean view spots
in Costa Rica , perfect for sunset weddings.
Papagayo Gulf: Golfo de Papagayo is a newly expanding area
on the northern pacific coast of Costa Rica. Many large all-inclusive
resorts and other exclusive resorts visited by rich and famous
have started to popup in the Papagayo Gulf in the past years.
This area is untamed and very beautiful. If you want to get
away from people and experience the nature of Costa Rica at
its fullest, this is a great area to explore.
Traditionally known as a paradise for bird watchers and nature
lovers, Papagayo is also a charming experience for those interested
in relaxation and fun. Papagayo's beaches comply with most
of the requirements upon which a good beach is usually judged.
Water quality, views, texture of sand, limited and small waves
and the limited presence of mosquitoes and other pests are
probably the most specified criteria .
of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets, Playa Nosara, is
a hidden paradise lying 55 kilometers southwest of Nicoya
Extending north from Punta Nosara, this beautiful black sand
beach offers visitors a fantastic variety of flora and fauna
and is backed by a mangrove swamp. The sunsets here are incredible
as this beach offers tourists’ spectacular vistas to
enjoy. In the neighboring tropical forest, a large variety
of animals and birds can be seen, making this beach one of
Costa Rica’s most diverse ecological environments.
Santa Teresa and Montezuma Beach: Santa Teresa and Montezuma
are legendary among Surfers and Backpackers, UFO Seekers,
Hippie Expatriates and European budget travelers, many young
people still like to camp on the beach.
Santa Teresa is renowned worldwide for some of the best surfing
in the entire country. Private and secluded Horseback riding,
hiking, and canopy tours are also on hand. If you prefer,
you can spend a leisurely day just sunbathing on the seashore.
Santa Teresa also has plenty of tropical vegetation nearby,
and you can also explore Costa Rica’s diverse wildlife
These beaches are loved by surfers and nature lovers
Montezuma remains one of the most popular destinations on
the coast, and many people like to stay for at least several
days (which is a good way beyond the hippie-frat-party aspect
of the place) to enjoy not only the beaches and village, but
also the nearby nature reserves and various activities. Montezuma
is part of the Gulf of Nicoya. Rivers and streams crisscross
the wide but rocky beach, which extends eastward to the solitary
and beautiful Cocal, Cocalito and Quizales beaches, and westward
to the Cabo Blanco Strict Nature Reserve. All of these coastal
sites possess very special features and can be explored on
foot mainly at low tide.
Manuel Antonio: Playa Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful
beaches in Costa Rica and has been rated one of the top ten
in the world. The beach is a half mile long, perfect white
sand crescent bordered by deep green mangroves and palms.
Manuel Antonio National Park is the country's smallest national
park but one of the most amazing. Located at the central pacific
coast it is home to one of the last sizable populations of
the endangered Squirrel Monkey in the region, White Faced
and Howler monkeys are also common in the park . Because of
its relative insolation and small size it is probably one
of the easiest places in Costa Rica to see wildlife, particularly
sloths, coatimundis, agoutis, White-faced Monkeys and the
tiny Squirrel Monkey. There is no development inside the National
Park but line the 7 kilometers ( 4 miles ) of clifftop road
leading to Manuel Antonio dozens of small beautiful hotels
surrounded by trees and lush tropical gardens with plenty
of accommodations with budgets to suit every pocket.
VOLCANO & NORTHERLANDS
ARENAL VOLCANO : Considered by many to be one of the most
spectacular regions in the country, the Northern Lowlands
and Volcan Arenal area are Costa Rica’s hottest tourist
destinations. The Arenal Volcano is one of the ten most active
volcanoes in the world and presents a truly majestic sight,
as it spews molten rocks and ash from its summit on a daily
basis. With regular eruptions, you can hear the rumbling and
see steam rising as lava flows down the sides of the volcano
One of the best places to take in the Arenal Volcano’s
awe-inspiring fireworks is at La Fortuna, a tiny town located
near the foot of the volcano. The prefect place to kickback
and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna is a
touristy place that retains much of its original Tico charm.
There are also many natural hot springs here as well as resorts
where one can pamper themselves taking a long relaxing soak
amidst beautiful orchid gardens.
Across from the Arenal sits the sparkling Laguna de Arenal,
a delight for sports fishermen and avid windsurf enthusiasts
La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This park is in the tropical rain
forest of Braulio Carrillo. Mountainous trails take you on
a tour into the forest. You can find five spectacular waterfalls,
including Costa Rica's most famous; La Paz. However, there
are not only waterfalls to be seen in this park, but also
a butterfly farm and hummingbird garden (with hundreds of
This splendid and popular nature and wildlife park features
the largest butterfly garden in the world, enclosed in a soaring
hangar-size cage within which butterflies flutter freely
Monteverde: This small village was founded by the Quaker
community that migrated from North America to Costa Rica in
Upon your arrival in Monteverde you will find that much of
this village remains untouched by modernity, and most of the
people here still lead rural lives. A number of supermarkets,
internet cafes, restaurants, and bars have also opened up;
mostly to sever
tourists who pass through town.
A lovely and peaceful place perfect for those who enjoy
nature, the village of Monteverde is actually a dairy farming
community that makes some of the best cheeses in Costa Rica..
If you are a bird watcher, this village offers some lovely
bird watching opportunities
Monteverde is famous for being associated with the Reserva
Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde or the Monteverde
Cloud Forest Reserve, which are a paradise for biologist nature
CAHUITA & PUERTO VIEJO:
Located along Costa Rica’s amazingly beautiful and exotic
Caribbean Coast, Cahuita is a relaxing paradise . A stunning
black sand beach town with warm calm waters ideal for swimming
and snorkeling, Cahuita sits just south of the Cahuita National
Park. Among the most visited national parks in Costa Rica,
the Parque Nacional Cahuita offers tourists not just great
beaches, but a lush coastal rainforest and some fabulous coral
to explore and discover.
A fantastic place to relax away, Cahuita’s popularity
is rapidly increasing as its neighboring town of Puerto Viejo
de Talamanca is fast becoming Costa Rica’s top party
destination. With a number of hotels, local sodas and restaurants
in town, Cahuita has plenty to offer in the way of spending
some quiet tranquil time with your loved one.
Here you can enjoy the tipical afroamerican culture with its
music ( reggae- calypso ) and delicious food.