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8 Wonderful Places for Wedding Photoshoots in Costa Rica

May 23, 2023
Bex Smith Bex Smith
8 Wonderful Places for Wedding Photoshoots in Costa Rica

Looking for a stunning location to capture your wedding memories? Costa Rica’s captivating scenery makes it an excellent option. Costa Rica is a breathtakingly beautiful country with diverse landscapes, making it the perfect destination for capturing your special moments. Not only does its diverse natural beauty provide stunning backdrops for wedding photos, but it also offers a laid-back atmosphere to the guests where they can relax, rejuvenate, and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of their busy life. Costa Rica’s warm and welcoming culture, exotic wildlife, and stunning scenery make it an ideal place to capture beautiful memories in gorgeous surroundings that will last a lifetime. Costa Rica’s compact size allows you to experience the incredible beauty of its natural wonders, from pristine beaches to lush cloud forests and towering volcanoes, all in one trip.     

Here are some popular wedding photoshoot locations near the Pacific coast in Costa Rica:    

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1. Manuel Antonio National Park  

This park is a popular wedding photoshoot location in Costa Rica due to its scenic beauty, diverse flora and fauna, stunning white sand beaches, panoramic views, and secluded spots for intimate photoshoots. Besides taking wedding photos at Manuel Antonio, you can enjoy activities such as hiking in the jungles, relaxing on the beaches, spotting exotic wildlife, exploring scenic trails, and staying at luxurious condos for a memorable wedding experience.     

2. Jacó Beach  

Jacó Beach is a popular surf spot in the country known for its long stretch of sand and clear blue waters, making it a perfect place for beach wedding photos. It also has ample nearby amenities such as restaurants and bars, providing a convenient location for your photoshoot. You can enjoy surfing, sunbathing, long walks on the stunning summer beaches, and thrilling nightlife. These activities call for a tamer version of an adventurous vacation, perfect to doll up your wedding photoshoot.  

3. Esterillos Beach 

Esterillos Beach is a quiet and serene location on the Central Pacific Coast, known for its long stretches of smooth, brown sand, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear waters, making it perfect for clicking beach wedding photos. Bordered by green and bright almond trees, palm trees, and coconut trees, this beach offers a plethora of exciting activities to participate in, such as surfing, sunbathing, horseback riding, ATV tours, canopy tours, hiking, and exploring nearby beach towns. Hence, it is a beautiful, secluded beach for an intimate wedding photoshoot.   

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4. Los Sueños Marina  

Los Suenos Marina is a popular location for those looking for a nautical-themed wedding photoshoot. With lush rainforest canopies, picturesque beaches, and the tropical beauty of the country as a backdrop, Los Sueños is a nirvana for every nature lover. The marina offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and access to luxury yachts. It is a perfect location for capturing special moments of love and affection between you and your partner. You can enjoy your photoshoot more by participating in exciting and adventurous activities at Los Suenos, such as boat tours, sportfishing, jet skiing, rainforest sky walking, and sunset tours. You can also enjoy an authentic Costa Rican meal at one of the best restaurants while taking in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.  

5. Playa Hermosa  

The beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste is one of the most popular and well-kept beaches in Costa Rica. The clear blue waters and lush scenery make for a perfect setting to capture beautiful and surreal wedding photographs. Translated as “beautiful beach” in English, Hermosa has also gained popularity as a refined location for surfing and sunbathing. This two-kilometer-long grey sand beach is surrounded by volcanic rocks and tropical forests, making it ideal for beach wedding photos and a relaxing family day out. You and your guests can enjoy surfing, sunbathing, exploring nearby beach towns, and participating in water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. 

6. Playa Flamingo  

Enjoy the allure of this stunning beach, known for its serene, crystal-clear waters and vast stretches of white sand, which have made it a sought-after destination for water sports and beach activities. It is a perfect location for intimate beach wedding photos, with its serene and picturesque setting. The calm waters make it ideal for couples who want to capture stunning underwater pictures. The beach is also surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, adding to its natural beauty. Here, you can rent luxurious, all-inclusive villa rentals and condos for easy access and a memorable wedding photoshoot experience.  

7. Papagayo Peninsula  

If you want a hint of luxury and nature in your wedding photographs, this stunning peninsula in Guanacaste province is your go-to location to have wedding photoshoots. Papagayo Peninsula is surrounded by several secluded bays and spectacular Pacific Ocean views, making it an ideal place for intimate beach wedding photos. The unique topography and diverse vegetation make the peninsula a surreal destination to capture the true essence of love and affection. Offering a diverse range of natural backdrops for wedding photos, you will get endless locations like exclusive hotels and resorts, well-kept golf courses, sumptuous spas, wellness centers, and a bright marina to click gorgeous couple pictures. Overall, the secluded bays and stunning ocean views make Papagayo Peninsula different from the other destinations, offering a more private and exclusive location for wedding photos. 

8. Luxurious Accommodations 

Luxurious accommodations in Costa Rica offer unique and lavish settings for wedding photoshoots. These accommodations often feature stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes, and breathtaking views, providing an idyllic backdrop for capturing memories of your special day. These accommodations offer the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Costa Rica while enjoying the comfort and elegance of their surroundings. In addition to the visually stunning settings, these accommodations offer top-notch facilities and services, including professional photographers and videographers. These features allow you to relax and focus on your special day while the staff takes care of the rest.   

Luxurious accommodations in Costa Rica offer an idyllic setting for your wedding photo shoot, whether you want to capture intimate moments with your significant other or take group photos with your family and friends.     

So, if you are planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica and looking for the best way to capture your memories, consider Villa Firenze, a luxurious, all-inclusive villa rental in Costa Rica for a truly unforgettable experience.    

Villa Firenze, an opulent wedding venue in Costa Rica, offers fully managed services to make your destination wedding stress-free and enjoyable. The villa is situated on an acre of private jungle, offering a tropical setting surrounded by lush rainforests and diverse wildlife. The villa can accommodate weddings of any size, from small, intimate gatherings to grand events with 100 guests.   

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Conclusion 

Costa Rica is a stunning destination with an array of breathtaking landscapes, making it a perfect place for a wedding photoshoot. From the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park to the pristine Jacó Beach, each location offers unique features and natural beauty that will make any wedding photo session unforgettable. Whether you are looking for intimate beach photos, stunning underwater shots, or a more natural setting surrounded by lush vegetation, Costa Rica has something for every couple.   

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