Papagayo is a newly developed gated community in the northwestern region of Costa Rica. It is made up of luxury resorts, private residences, golf courses, beach clubs, and a marina off of Culebra Bay. Surfers often line these world-class beaches. The resorts offer secluded beachfront locations that are lined with trees, perfect for a more private wedding ceremony. Papagayo is a scenic 1-hour drive from the airport, however, as a more remote area, travel times will be longer with higher costs. Car rental is available, but use caution when driving through the winding roads, and look out for local wildlife crossing the street.
Wedding costs can be high in Papagayo, and across Costa Rica, simply due to the destination, which is further south than many of the more affordable Caribbean locations, like Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Although your Papagayo wedding package may be affordable, it’s the travel and room rates that may add up, for both you and your wedding guests. Consider booking during the slower months for travel, or during weekdays to save big.
Papagayo wedding packages vary by your chosen resort, and range from a ton of inclusions, to very few. Either way, if there is something you still want for your destination wedding that isn’t featured within the package, you can easily add to your existing wedding. Possible inclusions include private receptions, live music, multi-course meals, and so much more.
Papagayo wedding resorts vary by price and inclusion, from all-inclusive resorts to European pricing. Discuss what type of stay you desire, from a wedding group who just wants to enjoy the resort, to more adventurous explorers who want to get out and experience the area. We recommend the brand-new Planet Hollywood Costa Rica resort, or the adults-only Secrets Papagayo resort, for stunning surroundings and elegant wedding packages designed for any party big or small.
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica has been rated the #1 hotel in Gulf of Papagayo on TripAdvisor. With hundreds of reviews by real travelers, this is quite an honor. This award is a testament to the resort's outstanding customer experiences.
Papagayo is one of the major resort areas of the northwestern coast of Costa Rica. The Gulf of Papagayo and its coastline are a part of a major tourism project by Costa Rica’s government. In the area guests can visit Playas del Coco, a beach now for scuba diving and fishing, or Playa Hermosa a popular swimming spot with plenty of shady trees.
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