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Costa Rica Wedding - Nicoya

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#1 erinkathleen84

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    Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:17 PM

    Hello fellow destination brides --

    I am really wanting to get married in Costa Rica and have heard the Nicoya Peninsula is what I am looking for (I want more seclusion and not "resorty". Has anyone here had experience with Montezuma, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa ??? Just wanted some feedback from other ladies before we make any final decisions.


    Thanks !!! Happy planning =)

    #2 muzikgrrl

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      Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

      I have been to all 3 areas.  Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are part of the same long streach of beaches and more refers to a particular area.  They are fairly remote areas so unless you and your guests are fairly adventurous I would suggest you find another more accessible area of Costa Rica.  We were planning on getting married there but it was too remote for our guest to travel as we had some coming for the weekend from San Jose. It takes a few hours of driving, a ferry and you can fly but you still have to drive on some less than ideal roads.  Also if you are considering getting married in the rainy season the area is virtually inaccessible because of the roads.


      That being said they are beautiful areas, I was just in Santa Teresa in January and it is absolutely beautiful.  A hippy surfer town would best describe the area.  The hotels, beach areas and sunsets are spectacular.  Actually I don't have a bad thing to say about it, it was great.  They have some lovely boutique hotels in the area that could hold your wedding. 


      I hope this helps!  Congrats and happy planning!

      #3 PuraVida2014

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

        Hola erinkathleen84 !!!


        i'm also thinking to have my destination wedding in santa teresa. my fianc© and i are planning our wedding for january 2014 and we have been to all three areas montezuma, mal pais, and santa teresa. here is a website to give you some more information and also maps as well. were looking to have an eco friendly type wedding since we don't care much for the big resorts either. the website shows all accommodations, restaurants and bars etc: http://www.nicoyapeninsula.com/teresa/north.php


        the dry season months are between january-april and you would preferably need to travel to these areas in the dry season. since many of the tavel needs to be done by 4x4 the ferry also has a shuttle that can transport you guests as well. hope this helps 




        #4 Brad Moodie

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          Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

          I've lived in Guanacaste for four years and I think you might also like Samara or Nosara. I prefer Samara because it has a good paved road all the way from Liberia Airport (about a 2 hour drive). Nosara is about 2 hours then another 45 minute drive down a dirt road. Both are small, quiet, surfer/hippy towns with beautiful beaches and good surfing, lower costs and low crime. Check out Tierra Magnifica boutique hotel in Nosara...really beautiful spot. I'm a Canadian wedding musician and I've played there before...very nice place. 

          #5 Glam-Girl

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            Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

            I am getting married January 2012 in Santa Teresa and the Red Palms Villa.  We are eloping - I am loving the service I hae got so far.  I love it there because they are at the very end of the beach, so our sunset wedding will be just the two of us on the beach. 

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