Costa Rica is a small country packing a lot of punch, with lush rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and black and white-sand beaches filling the land between its Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. Driving coast to coast takes only three hours by car, so it’s possible to unwind on the black sand beaches and luxurious bungalows on the Pacific coast and then snorkel through the calm Caribbean waters on one vacation. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and exploring the diverse and colorful ecosystems all make for spectacular honeymoon excursions.
Couples wishing to marry in Costa Rica are required to provide original birth certificates, single status affidavits, and a valid passport. Divorce and death decrees are required if necessary. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
A valid passport is required for a visit to Costa Rica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, but English is widely spoken and understood at resort and tourist hubs.
The official currency of Costa Rican is the colon, but US dollars are widely accepted.
Climate & Beaches
Costa Rica has a year-round tropical climate and an average temperature of 81 degrees F. Costa Rican summer is from December to April and the rainy season is May to November.
Costa Rica has both Caribbean and Pacific beaches and sand that ranges from powdery and white to ashed, volcanic rock. Cahuita is a colorful Afro-Caribbean village that has calm and warm waters. In the south pacific region, Corcovado has virgin beaches on the edges of national park forests. If you’re looking to surf, Pavones is a legendary stretch on the Pacific with the world’s longest left-hand surf break.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Costa Rica offers a number of exciting activities perfect for every traveler. Zip-lining, hiking, surfing and diving are sure to please adventurous types. There are also beautiful beaches, perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
Costa Rica is known for its eco-excursions, so hiking, surfing, zip lining, waterfall rappelling and horseback riding are all popular. The country also has a mind-boggling array of furry friends to mingle with in the rainforest, including over 900 species of birds. The Arenal Volcano is a sleeping giant nestled in the northern lowlands with beautiful views. Tamarindo is a laid back beach town with untouched beaches and sport fishing excursions, while San Jose is a bustling city with old Victorian mansions lining its cobbled streets. Jaco has verdant mountaintops and volcanic sand beaches for horseback rides and hiking.
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