We’re back with Aimee Monihan from Tropical Occasions sharing with us her favorite places to wed in Costa Rica and what not to miss while you’re in this amazing country!
JF: Favorite places to work in Costa Rica?
AM: Oh I have so many. I would have to say, I love the spots I feel best represent the country and why it is so special. Manuel Antonio area is that lush tropical foliage of the rain forest that meets the ocean front. It is also a huge tourist destination so planning there is logistically friendly, yet still so stunningly beautiful.
I also love the Guanacaste region as it still has held onto its Costa Rican culture, something so many places are missing. The cowboy culture is what you find in this region and I love to implement this into our weddings and design.
My favorite for personal reasons is the area if Santa Teresa. It is a hidden gem, still undeveloped and truly the most beautiful beaches the country has.
JF: Do you have a great activity recommendation or two for groups when they arrive?
AM: Costa Rica is where the Canopy tour- zip line was created, so that is a definite do not miss while there.
We also send a lot of weddings out on Catamaran sailing trips in lieu of a sit down more formal rehearsal dinner. Guests get both a tour and event out of this excursion. The tours host full open bar, passed apps and then an early sunset hour dinner. It is great for all age groups from children to seniors. People have a blast, they bond, and best part, they get back early and head to sleep early the night before the big day and thus making the wedding day the true party and show stopper.
JF: If a couple plans a destination wedding there, what do you suggest for their honeymoon?
AM: We love to help all our couples plan their honeymoons. Where they have the wedding and what they do for fun is taken into mind. We plan the honeymoons as we do the wedding- tailor made to each couples personalities. Based on who they are we send many into the mountains if they wed on the beach. Those who want to get away and be completely isolated, we send into the OSA peninsula, the untouched, undeveloped, rainforest – jungle of Costa Rica. We have also planned honeymoons to neighboring countries and have even planned to places easy to get to from Costa Rica like Cuba and Columbia.
Thanks so much Aimee for sharing your insights with us!
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