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You Don’t Want to Miss These Excursions at Your Costa Rica Destination Wedding

These places will make your destination wedding truly unforgettable for you and your guests.

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica with horses in the foreground
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Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for destination weddings, and it’s no wonder why. The country’s natural beauty is simply unmatched, and there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica for your wedding, be sure to add these excursions to your itinerary.

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica at Sunset

1. Find Nature’s Thrills in Arenal Volcano National Park

One of the most popular excursions for destination weddings in Costa Rica is Arenal Volcano National Park. The active volcano is an adventurer’s paradise, offering hiking, hot springs, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and more. And of course, no trip to the park would be complete without a visit to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, where you can get up close and personal with the volcano.

Rio Celeste Waterfall in Costa Rica

2. Take in the Turquoise Waters of the Rio Celeste Waterfall

Another must-see excursion in Costa Rica is Rio Celeste Waterfall. The waterfall is located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park and is truly a sight to behold. The best way to experience the waterfall is on a guided hike, where you’ll also learn about the area’s history and wildlife.

Close-up of a turtle at Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

3. Discover the Flora and Fauna of Tortuguero National Park

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, be sure to add Tortuguero National Park to your list of excursions. The park is home to one of the largest populations of turtles in the world, and you can even take a boat tour to see them in their natural habitat.

A bridge in the tree canopy of Montverde cloud forest, Costa Rica

4. Take Cover in the Montverde Cloud Forest

No trip to Costa Rica would be complete without a visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. With its low-hanging clouds and lush foliage, the forest is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, and you can explore it by zip-lining, hiking, or even taking a tour on a hanging bridge.

Aerial Shot of Catarata del Toro in Costa Rica

5. Seek New Heights at Catarata del Toro

For an adrenaline-pumping excursion, look no further than Catarata del Toro. The waterfall is located in the Chirripo National Park and is one of the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica. You can take a guided tour to the bottom of the falls, or even go for a swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. It’s also the perfect place to spot a diverse array of hummingbirds.

A woman bathes in hot springs

6. Take a Dip in Rio Negro Hot Springs

The Rio Negro Hot Springs provide an escape for adventure and relaxation alike. Naturally heated by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the springs offer stunning views of the volcano and the surrounding forest. With roughly 10 different pools to select from, you’ll find a peaceful oasis to immerse yourself in nature and rejuvenate.

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

7. Ride Horses with Sabañeros in the Guanacaste Province

For a truly authentic Costa Rican experience, sign up for a horseback tour with sabañeros in the Guanacaste Province. Sabañeros are traditional Costa Rican cowboys, and they know the ins and outs of the country’s vast landscapes. You’ll get to explore the countryside and experience traditional ranch life.

Coffee beans growing on the tree in Costa Rica

8. Visit an Authentic Costa Rican Coffee Plantation

Costa Rica is well-known for its coffee, and there’s no better place to learn about the country’s signature drink than at an authentic coffee plantation. You’ll get to tour the plantation, see how the coffee is harvested and processed, and of course, sample some of the finished product.

Sloth hanging from a tree at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

9. Explore the Diverse Ecosystems of Manuel Antonio National Park

Last but not least, Manuel Antonio National Park is a must-visit for any nature lover. The park is home to diverse ecosystems, including rainforests, coral reefs, and beaches. You can even spot sloths, monkeys, and iguanas in their natural habitat. With its stunning scenery and abundance of wildlife, it’s no wonder the park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica.

There’s no shortage of excursions for you and your guests to enjoy when celebrating a destination wedding in Costa Rica. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure or a peaceful escape, you’ll find it all in this beautiful country.

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