Choosing to have a destination wedding is exciting and sometimes stressful for a same-sex couple. Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized under the law of Costa Rica, however many hotels and Resorts all over the country offer the opportunity to celebrate a symbolic ceremony.
Today we will like to show you the top 10 GAY-Friendly wedding venues in Costa Rica, spectacular destinations where you can peacefully celebrate with the person you love, your friends and family in a gay/lesbian friendly environment, surrounded of lush rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes, idyllic beaches, wildlife, luxury amenities and concierge service.
Known as one of the most welcoming Central American countries to gay travelers, Costa Rica is safe and perfect scenery for the beginning of a beautiful union. In addition to the natural beauty, the personal service, you will find expertise Certified Destination Wedding Specialist to assist you with your wedding organization.
Playa Nicuesa Lodge
Located deep in the rainforest and fronted by the peaceful gulf waters off the Pacific Ocean, Playa Nicuesa lives in harmony with nature.
Reachable only by boat, arrive in the naturally stunning Osa Peninsula, and spend romantic days in this paradise in heaven. Dramatic views of the mountains along the Pacific Coast, and bordered by the verdant rainforest for thousands of acres welcome you.
Emerald colored water, dolphins; majestic blue butterflies are part of what this Eden has to offer. Weddings option includes a nature guide, chef, boat captain and housekeeping for your entire stay, as well as unlimited use of preserve trails, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and fishing gear. They can accommodate up to 28 guests.
Rancho Pacifico – Uvita
Rancho Pacifico is an intimate, secure & intense hideaway with just 5 Villas and 5 Suites, commanding views of 3000 sq. miles of blue Pacific, Cano Island, the extraordinary Whale’s Tail & a jungle canopy covered mountainside.
Their unique location offers a lovely sense of isolation, the surrounding wild jungle and centuries-old trees offer guests lots of private hiking trails for an incredible journey through the heart of a tropical forest.
Rancho Pacifico is bordered by a rushing stream and waterfall, guests enjoy the best of three environments all in one place – Rainforest, Beach and Cloud Forest. The ideal scenery for a gay friendly wedding in paradise.
The hotel can accommodate up to 24 guest – and if you have at least 20, you can have all of Rancho Pacifico to yourselves. Imagine this 5 Star Boutique Hotel to call your own! Or you can also celebrate a small cherished wedding for the two of you.
Hotel Makanda by the Sea – Manuel Antonio Beach
Hotel Makanda, offers the total peace and comfort of a true indulgence Costa Rican hideaway, featuring the splendor of ocean and rainforest views from all their accommodations.
World renowned as a high-class, upscale beach-and-jungle full service resort, Makanda’s luxury boutique property is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway with your soul mate, without discriminating attitudes.
Makanda by the Sea is an exclusive boutique property designed as a romantic getaway for couples who desire to experience the best Costa Rica has to offer. Here we can design a ceremony for just 2 people, or reserve the entire hotel for an intimate mix of your family and friends.
La Mansion Inn Boutique Hotel – Manuel Antonio
Located on a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, rainforest canopy and National Park, La Mansion Inn offers wonderful 360 degree views from its rooftop “Sky Lounge.” The famous Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches are just 2 km from the hotel.
Combining this exotic setting with the finest foods, services and amenities available, you will have a remarkable luxury experience.
Imagine a background of verdant jungle and the lovely waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Expect some uninvited guests, like Titi monkeys, Sloth’s, white-faced monkeys and hundreds of different birds and butterflies “crashing” your wedding event.
You can choose to have your wedding at the beach, at Nahomi Bay or aboard their luxury yacht if you desire a wedding on the sea.
Villa Caletas – Central Pacific
Villa Caletas is nestled on a rainforest hilltop in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica and offers a truly unique combination of mountain and seaside resort.
Overlooking the gorgeous coastline, the awesome views will bring your experience to life. Views of lush tropical rainforests with the jade color ocean balance with some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.
The hotel offers new standard in romantic elegance and unique locations ranging from the new “Rancho Caletas” to a Private beach, the Amphitheatre area and the charmed Zephyr Palace. Here your wedding dream will become a reality, whether its intimate wedding ceremony for a few overlooking the Pacific Ocean or a large extravagant wedding with incredible views, a chic dinner and even late night dancing at the disco.