Honeymoons in Costa Rica
For couples counting on a lush tropical setting, pristine waters, breathtaking sunsets and smooth sand beaches, a honeymoon in Costa Rica is the answer. Costa Rica means ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, and the Central American nation lives up to its name. Extremely ecologically diverse, more than 25% of Costa Rica has been sectioned off as conservation or park areas. It’s a delight for adventurers, beach goers, and nature lovers. Nightlife in the capital of San Jose, as well as other larger cities is lively, and you will have many restaurants, clubs and cultural entertainment options to choose from during your honeymoon in Costa Rica. When it comes to accommodation, you’ll have your pick from rustic cabins to high end resorts and private apartments or villas, in urban, seaside, or natural settings.
Costa Rica Overview
A honeymoon in Costa Rica will relax and excite you, whether surfing, brushing up on your Spanish, or taking a chocolate tour. Young travelers worldwide flock to this Central American country, lending to the lively atmosphere, but there is no shortage of retirees, business owners or families. It would be difficult to plan a honeymoon in Costa Rica and not find what you’re looking for! Prices in Costa Rica remain low in many places, if you take the time to look. With the increased popularity of Costa Rica as a tourist destination, the cost of living has gone up, but there are still many affordable accommodation, dining and entertainment options available.
You may book your honeymoon in Costa Rica with the beach in mind, but don’t forget to look into these activities as well!
- From February through October you can arrange a guided tour to watch various species of sea turtle come to lay their eggs along the coast.
- The volcano laden landscape of Costa Rica has created a mass of naturally heated mineral pools and mud baths. Relax in a rustic pool surrounded by nature, or pamper yourself at a luxurious spa.
- Tour the canopies of Costa Rica’s cloud and rain forests by zipping along on a cable suspended high in the tree tops. For adventurous couples only!
Key Facts for Costa Rica
Currency: Costa Rican Colon
Capital: San Jose
Flight time: 17 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Costa Rica
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From coastal areas to mountainous regions and everywhere in between, you should be prepared for the varied climate of Costa Rica. The average temperature is 22 degrees Celsius, but along the coast temperatures often soar even higher. A high SPF sunscreen is an absolute must for a honeymoon in Costa Rica. Even during the rainy season, which runs from May to November, there will be plenty of sunshine with short afternoon showers. Corresponding with Christmas and Spring break in North America, December to April are the busiest months. Be sure to book ahead if you are planning to visit Costa Rica during these times. Aside from the crowds, warm weather is enjoyed year round and a honeymoon in Costa Rica will be exciting, relaxing, and romantic any time of year.
American Airlines operate from Sydney to San Jose in Costa Rica. Most flights touchdown twice en route. The approximate flying time (in total) is 26 hours.
The local currency is the Colon however the US Dollar is the secondary currency.
Australian couples can enter Costa Rica for visits of up to 90 days without a visa. A valid passport is required, as is a return or onward ticket. A rental car can be a wise option for couples planning on traveling around during their honeymoon in Costa Rica, but a public bus system and taxis are also available.
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Getting Married in Costa Rica
If you're looking for a location at which to hold your wedding that is full of culture, fantastic scenery, and diverse landscapes, then why not consider Costa Rica. This vibrant and interesting country has plenty of churches or hotel resorts at which to tie the knot and with a myriad of converted mansions, old plantation houses, or beach side hotels at which to host a reception party, it's little wonder that weddings abroad in Costa Rica, are the choice of many couples.
There is a fair bit of paperwork to confirm with getting married in Costa Rica but usually a local lawyer can handle this for you. Once the paper work has been dealt with there is no waiting period and a couple can get married as soon as they like. The information that needs to be provided includes the full names of both parties together with their passport numbers and nationalities. They will also have to detail their ages, occupations and residential addresses as well as their marital status. As well as this the full name and nationality of the father is required together with the maiden name and nationality of the mother. A couple will also need to provide the full details of their two witnesses. When travelling to Costa Rica they need to take along their passports, together with two copies and a copy of their witnesses' passport. Upon arrival they will need to swear that all the information they have provided is accurate. After the ceremony a marriage certificate is filed in Costa Rica and a copy is sent both the embassy of the country that they couple live in as well as a copy to their home address. For more information visit http://www.weddingsincostarica.com/documents.htm
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