Welcome. Costa Rica is full of charming boutique hotels.
Tamarindo does get alot of traffic but it also has lots to do for your guests. You can have you wedding near Tamarindo.
Bahia Sol is 20 min form Tama on a quieter beach. It is ideal for a wedding your size. The set up is easy. Here are a few weddings we recently had there, talk to Roxana, she is a sweetie!
Sugar Beach is a more private option. The beach is between to rocky points offering complete privacy. Sugar Beach is about 30 min from Tamarindo.
You can also rent a villa and have your wedding in Langosta (adjacent to Tama but queiter). Cala Luna Point is quite intimate. These weddings are from villas next to each other:
Casa de Las Tortugas:
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Casa de Los Olivos:
http://www.elvelopho...de los olivos/1
There is also Hacienda Pinilla (private entrance, therefore private beach:
The Caribbean side of CR. Keep in mid weather, this is what I always advise. Not too hard to get to, 3 1/2 hours to get to. It is really wet and the only time is is sunny, beautiful with calm seas is in Sept & Oct. Good Calypso bands, good food! Our favorites:
Le Camaleon (brand new)
Let us know if you want more info on them. Let us know if you need any other info on CR!!