I'm staying at the Barcelo Langosta - we leave in a week. Our wedding is going to be at a little beachfront restaurant at the Tamarindo Estuary called La Laguna. I will let you know what I think of it when we return. The planning process has not been easy and we are using a local wedding coordinator. I am totally having a bit of regret in not just keeping it more simple and doing it right at the Barcelo. The wedding planner at Barcelo - Argerie, is great! I think she would pull off a great wedding and you wouldn't feel like you were being overcharged for everything. The reason I decided to go off of the resort was because the restaurant where you hold your reception is right beside the theatre. The show starts at 8:30 and we were told it would likely interfere with our dinner - the noise. However, we are likely spending $4000-$5000 more than what we anticipated. So.... my advice is to be really sure what is important to you and stick with it. It's easy to get swept into all of the details and before you know it you are in over your head!
I'll share my full reviews soon!