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The Popularity of Weddings & Honeymoons in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Travel – You have spent the most part of your life looking for your soul mate, the person you would want to spend the rest of your life with and would want to grow old with, and when you find that person you would do anything to give her and yourself the most wonderful and magical wedding ever. So how would you go about fulfilling your dream wedding? Well if you are envisioning a wedding made in heaven or tropical paradise where exotic animals, sea waves and nature that shows God’s grandeur are the witnesses to your exchange of vows then you must go to Costa Rica.   

costa-rica-wedding-honeymoonCosta Rica is home to some of the world’s most beautiful places and landscapes, both natural and man-made. It is a small country but packed with lush rainforest, majestic volcanoes, breath-taking waterfalls, and beautiful black and white sand beaches from coast to coast making it a great wedding venue where you both will say “I do”.

If you have never been to this part of the globe it is understandable for you to feel worried, unsure and hesitant especially if you think you are the first ever to do it. However, rest assured that you are not the first to get married in Costa Rica nor are you the only one to spend your honeymoon in here. According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) in 2011 a record number of 74,282 people arrived in Costa Rica to get married and spend their honeymoon in this exotic country and come 2012 the number increased to 81,697. The number kept on going up in 2013 up until 2014 and 2015 looks more promising. Based on the records the huge chunk of clients came from America, followed by Canada and some European countries.  

What are contributing to the growing popularity of Costa Rica as a wedding and honeymoon destination? Let me list a few.

  1. Romantic – What can be more romantic than a beach wedding with sand decorated with flower petals, sea waves bowing down to you and your lovely bride and a beautiful sunset to set up everyone’s mood? Or maybe a nature wedding around the majestic Arenal Volcano surrounded by exotic tropical flowers and diverse wildlife to witness your vows? No matter where in Costa Rica you choose to celebrate your special day on romance is guaranteed.
  2. Affordable – It may seem expensive but in truth getting married in Costa Rica is very much affordable. The average price of a traditional wedding held in the US is around $30,000. In Costa Rica most couples spend less than $10,000. How is this possible? Destination weddings are less expensive than traditional weddings because of the big savings that comes in venue cost and trimming the guest list; the average number of guests attending a traditional wedding is 160 while destination weddings usually just consists of 47 to 50 guests and they usually pay for their own airfare and hotel accommodation. Furthermore, with destination weddings you will have a lot more chance to get rid of traditional expenses since you do not have to be as elaborate as you would with a traditional wedding.
  3. Diversity – Since Costa Rica is a tropical country that has invested a lot in tourism, you can be assured that you, your bride and guests will have lots of things to do. You can all join different eco tours and nature activities, go on educational tours, go surfing or enjoy other strenuous activities like whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, zip lining and more.
  4. Stress Free – Unlike traditional weddings, destination weddings allows you a less conservative and more casual approach wherein you can customize your wedding the way you want it. It is also a great way to skip the family drama in haggling over whose hometown should host the wedding since the wedding will take place in neither the bride nor groom’s hometown. You can also hire expert wedding planners in Costa Rica who are friendly and knows all the ins and outs of the business.

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