LOCAL FLAVORS To invigorate your guests, give welcome bags packed with Costa Rican goodies like green cof ee soaked in coconut water from Caf© Verde and organic artisan chocolates from Sibº Chocolate. For a real treat, join Sibº’s master chocolatiers on its mountain estate for a tasting tour, and discover the diverse fl avors of some of the country’s fi nest cocoa.
With more than 100 volcanoes and many of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, Costa Rica is a photographer’s paradise. Backdrops like the perfect volcanic cone of Arenal (above) and Pos’ boiling crater are as dramatic as they come. Combine your portrait with a romantic swim at the base of La Fortuna Waterfall’s 230-foot plummet, or a trip to La Paz Waterfall and Gardens for images of you surrounded by colorful hummingbirds and butterfl ies.
Marry with intention at The Retreat over an intimate wedding weekend fi lled with guided meditations, breath work and yoga overlooking the jungle. Buyouts of the 11-room hillside property can accommodate up to 34 guests. With no TVs or phones, there’s nothing to distract from quality time with loved ones around the infi nity pool and rooftop fi re pit. Rainforests, waterfalls, fi ve active volcanoes and 770 miles of coast draw couples to this eco-conscious country.
DETOX TO RETOX Feast on farm-to-fork buf ets of glowing white guanabana fruit, coconutand-cardamom smoothies, and hibiscus salad plucked from the onsite garden at luxe wellness resort The Retreat, opened in 2015 by raw-food guru Diana Stobo. After such a healthy wedding weekend, you’ll be guilt-free for an indulgent honeymoon-hop to adults-only Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica in Guanacaste. Say I do to all-you-candrink beachside cocktails.
NATURAL THRILLS Get out in the wild on a sunrise hike through the steep green hills surrounding The Retreat. Spend an adrenalinefueled afternoon with your group zip-lining through lush treetops with Vista Los Sue±os Rainforest Tours. Take a day trip to Playa Tamarindo to surf (or just marvel at) Costa Rica’s famous waves
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