Why Costa Rica? 

Short answer? Because it's awesome! 

Really, Costa Rica is more than a vacation and event destination; it is an interactive sensory experience. Our home is blessed with unparalleled biodiversity and stunning environmental attractions like awe-inspiring volcanoes, emerald jungles, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, magnificent waterfalls and hundreds of pristine beaches. With no army, excellent education and health care, and some of the happiest people on the planet, Costa Rica is a natural choice for your next event or adventure. 

Here is my personal list of top reasons to host your event in Costa Rica: 

  1. Infrastructure. In response to growing demand, Costa Rica’s hotel, transportation and tour industry has developed to provide outstanding event and wedding services. It’s not all ox carts and horseback anymore… unless you’re into that! 
  1. Proximity. Costa Rica is easily accessible from the United States and Canada, so your guests traveling from there don’t have to subject themselves to long flights. It’s also an ideal meeting point if you have guests coming in from all over the world. At the same time, Costa Rica is small enough that you can travel from the Caribbean to the Pacific in one day, discovering all kinds of climates and ecosystems in between. Lounge on a gorgeous tropical beach in the morning, and be hiking up a volcano, swimming in a jungle river or trekking through the rainforest that afternoon. More and more airlines are offering direct flights into one of our two International airports, and ticket prices are affordable. 
  1. Time to Really Connect. If you host your event at home, your guests may come to one or two events. By hosting your event in paradise, you allow your guests at least a few days to really connect on a deeper level. Everyone spends quality time getting to know each other and creating unforgettable memories with meaningful adventures and activities. 
  1. Friendliness. Costa Rica has repeatedly been named the Friendliest Country in the World by the Happy Planet Index. That makes a lot of sense to us; it’s pretty hard to be unhappy here! The people who will take care of you throughout your visit will be warm and friendly individuals. They’ll undoubtedly make your time even more special. 
  1. Simplicity. By hosting a destination event, you can skip a lot of the normal hassles involved in event planning. Whether it’s a nosy neighbor, a well-meaning mom or an over-involved coworker, everyone has an opinion, which you will at least have to listen to when you plan an event locally. Here, you can take things into your own hands, and even cut some of those extra invites. We always like to keep it drama free! 
  1. Competitive Prices. The cost of event and wedding services here, as well as expenses such as transportation and lodging, are very competitive. Arenal offers many lush and luxurious options that give the beach a run for its money—literally! 
  1. Totally Unique. We’ve all been invited to events of all kinds over the years, and let’s be honest, they all start to blur together after a while. Yours can be different. Adventure vacations and events are totally unforgettable and have been proven to have a greater return on your investment. Your guests will be raving about your event for years to come… now that’s special! 
  1. Extensive Options. Over the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed some impressive growth in vendors and services available in Costa Rica. If we can’t get it, chances are you can bring it—or we can make it! 
  1. Exotic Beauty. Our country is famous for its incomparable natural beauty and cornucopia of exceptional locations for your event. You’ll find beaches, mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, volcanoes, modern hotels, and quaint towns. With digs like ours, your event will be anything but ordinary. 
  1. It’s Cool. Which makes you and everyone who comes cool. It’s true.

 

In the spirit of total transparency, you should know there are just a couple reasons you should NOT host your event in Costa Rica: 

  1. You can’t handle “wedding crashers” that come with an event in Costa Rica. In the form of sloths, monkeys, parrots, blue jays, butterflies, leaf cutter ants, and more. We are immersed in nature, and anything can pop up, at any time! We have had all of the aforementioned show up uninvited at events. It can happen. 
  1. You can’t go with the flow, or take the “Pura Vida” lifestyle approach. 
  1. You can’t let Mother Nature take the reins. Nature rules here, which means sometimes we have to deal with the weather (wind and rain and clouds, oh my!), limited availability of certain flowers due to weather, and everything else unexpected.


     

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