Honeymoons in Costa Rica

The answer for newlyweds looking for a tropical setting with beaches, crystal clear waters and unbelievable sunsets is a honeymoon in Curacao. An incredibly diverse country, Costa Rica is a heaven for beach goers, nature lovers and adventurers, with more than a quarter of the country preserved as park or conservation areas. If you visit the capital of San Jose, or another larger city while on honeymoon in Costa Rica, you will be pleasantly surprised by the active nightlife and large selection of entertainment and dining options available. As for accommodation, the choice is yours! From rural rainforest cabins to upscale hotels and private apartments, you can choose to stay on the beach, in the city, or right in Mother Nature’s backyard.

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Costa Rica Overview

A honeymoon in Costa Rica offers much more than you might expect, from typical activities like surfing and learning Spanish to unique options like chocolate tours and mud bathing. A popular destination for young travelers, this Central American country is also home to growing population of retirees and business owners and their families. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on your honeymoon in Costa Rica – guaranteed! Costa Rica still enjoys many affordable entertainment, accommodation and dining choices, despite the fact that prices have gone up with the increase in tourism and foreign investment. Take some time to look around and you’ll come out with some amazing savings.

Your honeymoon in Costa Rica won’t be complete without these three experiences:
- A guided sea turtle nesting tour. From February to October you can witness a miracle of nature, as a number of sea turtle species come to lay their eggs along Costa Rica’s coast.
- Get up close and personal with Costa Rica’s rain and cloud forests. If you’re feeling brave, you can join a canopy tour and fly through the tree tops while suspended from a cable.
- Soak up the benefits of Costa Rica’s mineral water. With a landscape littered with volcanoes, there’s no shortage of naturally heated mineral pools and mud baths, and they can be found in natural settings as well as at high end resorts.

Key Facts for Costa Rica

Currency: Costa Rican Colon

Capital: San Jose

Language: Spanish

Flight time: 11 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in Costa Rica

The average temperature in Costa Rica is 22 degrees Celsius, although higher temperatures are typical along the coast and the climate varies considerably with elevation. Remember to pack a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to avoid a painful sunburn which may ultimately suck the life out of your honeymoon in Costa Rica. Clear skies and sunshine can be expected year round in Costa Rica, with short afternoon showers arriving from May through November. December through April are the driest months and also the busiest, and you will have to contend with the Christmas and Spring break crowd if you travel at this time. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations as far in advance as possible. If you can outsmart the crowds, or if you actually prefer them, a honeymoon in Costa Rica will be relaxing and romantic, as well as adventurous any time of year.

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Getting Married in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country situated in South America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Caribbean Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west! The hot climate and colourful culture makes Costa Rica a great destination to host your wedding abroad. Several of the resorts in Costa Rica can offer you a pristine and natural setting for your wedding ceremony along with the luxury of having unspoilt beaches at your fingertips as you enter into married life. Crystal clear waters and phenomenal sunsets can provide you with the romantic setting you are after, and the resorts are not only luxurious, but are situated in the very best locations that Costa Rica has to offer. Getting married in Costa Rica will leave you with some truly wonderful memories.

Marriage Requirements

Costa Rica

Costa Rica requires a valid passport for foreigners who want to marry. Social Security nor drivers license of any country is considered proper identification for marriage purposes.

A Visa is a migratory requisite. For marriage purposes, this is not required. For most visitors to Costa Rica Visas are not required.

A Birth Certificate is not required since a sworn statement attesting to your date and place of birth covers that requirement.

No certifications or authentications are necessary, since the sworn statement covers items that need to be authenticated or notarized.

Requistes' data is best sent the earlier the better. If data is complete, accurate and sent along with passport scans, 10 days before the ceremony date is recommended and normally sufficient. (for required information, see below)

Two (2) people are required to bear witness. They cannot be family up to the third degree. This means that those who are not allowed to bear witness are (relation to the bride and groom): mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, uncle, aunt, sister, half sister, brother, half brother, cousin, nephew, niece, all in-laws, etc. Best for witness duties are friends.

No required stay (permanence) in Costa Rica exists for a valid marriage.

For further legal requirements visit: http://www.worldheadquarters.com/cr/weddings/

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