Say “I do” to this unique opportunity to see & scout some of Costa Rica’s most romantic venues for a destination wedding. You’ll visit 3 areas in just 5 days and experience firsthand Tabacon hot springs, Arenal Volcano, rainforest and pristine beaches in Manuel Antonio.
Travel anytime between May and October. Prices vary depending on high travel season dates (Nov-Apr.) just click on dates & prices and start planning your See & Scout experience! . Airfare to San Jose (SJO) is not included.
Welcome to Costa Rica. After clearing immigrations and customs follow to the exit and take the transfer to the hotel, less than 30 minutes away. Check in to the Barcelo San Jose.
After breakfast a short drive will whisk you away to the bounty of settings and services at a premier venue, The Costa Rica Marriott. Here, meet with the event team, stroll the grounds a former coffee plantation and learn about the unique offerings available here. Later, be present at Marriott lobby for your pick up for The Arenal Volcano with Tabacon Hot Springs tour, one of the most popular tours we offer.
Experience raw untamed beauty of the Arenal Volcano, juxtaposed to the lush and soothing thermal waters of Tabacon Hot Springs. All this set against a backdrop of lush vegetation and breathtaking views of the nearly perfect conical shaped lines of the volcano.
Situated in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica and about a 2 hour ride away, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a magnificent natural wonder that attracts thousands of tourists who come to see an active volcano which on clear days allows one to witness white plumes of smoke that emanate from this conical shaped behemoth. It should be noted, that the volcano had previously been assumed to be dormant, until in 1968, when to everyone’s amazement it experienced a major eruption.
Enroute to the Arenal Volcano there will be a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. In Sarchi, you can see many of the handicrafts that Costa Rica has to offer, as well as the possibility of feasting your eyes on the world largest ox cart. The cart is made of cedar and is painted with several coats (4) of orange paint and is multicolored. The design is typical and intricate, indicative of traditional oxcarts. The oxcart is two stories high and took nearly 70 days to construct and paint. For the record, according to the Guinness book of world recorded, the cart is nearly 45 feet long (14 meters) and weighs 4400 lbs (2 tons).
The journey will then continue, traversing diverse plantations with agricultural products, including pineapple farms, and mango groves, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the volcano.
Then you will go on to relax at one of the best hot springs in the area where you will revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters. Tabacon is nestled at the base of mighty Arenal with a view of the Volcano towering in the background. Here, thermo-mineral springs flowing from Arenal run at a soothing 102 F through a maze of pools, waterfalls and exotic tropical gardens. You’ll love exploring the springs many nooks pulsating with these magic hot waters!
Tabacon Hot springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest, and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region, to provided visitors with a first rate experience.
And for a perfect ending, before going back to the Barcelo San José, savorTabacon’s signature buffet dinner. ped . Meals BLD
After breakfast, be ready for your scheduled shuttle semi-private transportation to Manuel Antonio. You’ll be heading west to the gorgeous Central Pacific Coast and to the treasure of white sand beaches housed in Manuel Antonio National Park (park closed Mondays). Check in to your selected hotel; the family run Karahe Hotel (4 stars) or The Si Como No Hotel (5 stars) or The Arenas Del Mar Resort (Luxury) your base for adventure over the next 2 days. Meals: B
Optional Manuel Antonio National Park or Mangrove Isla Damas by boat or Ocean King Catamaran
Today is yours to enjoy this great destination. Manuel Antonio has so much to offer.
Explore the park, its trails and of course it’s beautiful beaches, considered the most beautiful in the country. Meals: B
After check out, sit back and relax on the 3 1/2 hour private transfer to the San Jose International Airport in time for check in for your return flight to the U.S. Meals: B
- 2 Nights In San José
- 2 Nights In Manuel Antonio
- Tour of Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Natural Hot Mineral Springs with lunch & dinner and visit to Sarahi Artesan Village
- Selected venue inspection in San José
- 6 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- All transportation within Costa Rica
- All transfers and transportation within Costa Rica as outlined in itinerary
- Services of SLT local representatives
- 13% Costa Rica Government tax (VAT) to be included in the shopping cart
First class option
BARCELO SAN JOSE
What makes the Barcelo San Jose so special is a particular paradise. While it’s location defines the 254 room deluxe hotel as a city hotel, being just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown San Jose, arriving guests quickly realize they’ve found a bit of Eden in the city.
It’s lovely outdoor spaces including pools and gardens planted with indigenous native Costa Rican tree species coupled with outstanding attention to guests
and it’s recognized commitment to the environment (evident by its Sustainability Certificate displayed in the lobby) make the Barcelo San Jose Hotel our favorite.
An outstanding buffet breakfast is included daily and features Costa Rican favorites, European specialties and all the things you would expect from a grand buffet. Enjoy well appointed guest rooms with views of the Central Valley.
Barceló San José Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms renovated in 2013, with classic and elegant style. With the comfort of our guests in mind, all of the rooms include a 32” LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a free electronic safe with capacity for laptop computers.
Karahé Hotel is located just in front of the beautiful beach of Manuel Antonio in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our place is known for providing an experience that goes beyond a room in a beach hotel. Our food, location, personnel, and 30 years of providing quality service in Manuel Antonio, makes us the ideal choise to unplug from the routine and enjoy a personal connection with nature.
BARCELO SAN JOSE
SI COMO NO
Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge is a central-Pacific coast resort in the jungle-covered hills just above Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s barefoot luxury with a pura vida vibe, perfect for families and couples who love the beach, tropical adventures, spa, pools, superb dinning and four-star accommodations.
This award-winning eco-design nature resort & spa offers its guest its own signature version of “barefoot luxury.” Panoramic views are yours to enjoy from beautiful balconies looking down from the most idyllic hilltop in the area.
Enjoy nearby beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park and the hotel’s private Wildlife Refuge and Butterfly Atrium, adjacent to the property. Renown for warm, friendly service, guests can choose from two excellent restaurants, guided nature and adventure tours plus shopping, fabulous nightlife and our own private cinema. And for Costa Rica weddings and honeymoons, this is where life memories are made, one tropical sunset at a time.
BARCELO SAN JOSE
ARENAS DEL MAR
An extraordinary beachfront resort situated in the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
This incomparable Costa Rican hotel was designed and built with an ambitious combination of deluxe accommodations coupled with the highest level of certified sustainability.
Arenas Del Mar is a beach and nature resort located adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. “Unique and spectacular beach and nature experiences combined with highest levels of comfort and sustainability in a local Costa Rican setting” define the concept of Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort.
This Manuel Antonio resort caters to tourists that are looking for more than just another high end resort experience. Arenas Del Mar Hotel offers a luxurious lodging experience in harmony with Costa Rica’s nature in a spectacular beach and rainforest setting. Guest rooms, apartments and suites offer spectacular ocean views, upscale dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh local products and personalized service that exceeds expectations.