What a great website! Wholly cow I wish I would have found this 6 months ago when I SHOULD have started my planning. It seems as though there are a lot of great questions and answers here so I would appreciate and bit of information anyone has. I am on-line researching my butt off, but there is just so much information to funnel into an actual decision.
So... neither I, my other half, or any of our guests have been to Costa Rica. Having said that we are all outdoorsy and open to new things with a certain level of convenience. My fiance and I will be traveling in Costa Rica for two weeks before our wedding (hope we make it to the alter before killing each other and our friends/family will be meeting us at the destination the first week in June. I am deciding between a flight into San Jose and charter to Manuel OR have them fly into Liberia and drive to Tamarindo. We don't need touristy but we need accessibility to buy food, do some shopping, and the chance to get out of whatever villa we rent and have a good time. Will to be too dry in Tamarindo or too wet in Manuel Antonio? We would love to get married at the Villa we rent but also on the beach- is it possible to find both? I will only be having 10-15 people so will not be having a large ceremony, can I find and plan catering and chair rentals on my own?
Thanks for any and all help, good luck with your weddings, and I am going to get started on digging into the pre-existing threads.