Honeymoons in Costa Rica
When you're choosing a honeymoon destination it needs to be one that suits both of you as a couple. If you're looking for a mixture of sun, sea and sand, as well as plenty of adventure, then Costa Rica may be just the destination for you. With hotel resorts or small inns in which to stay, why not explore all that this vibrant country has to offer.
If you've never considered Latin America as a place in which to spend your honeymoon then perhaps you should. With a fantastic diversity of landscapes, there is so much to see and do, and even after a long haul flight from South Africa, you won't be disappointed. If you want to relax then sit back and enjoy a boat cruise along the wetlands of Cano Negro or the canals of Tortuguero. Visit the active volcano of Arenal and marvel at the fire belching and lava flows. Wander round the capital city and enjoy the historic buildings and the vibrant Spanish people. Get the adrenalin flowing on a canopy ride zipping down miles of lines with the rain forests below you. However you spend your honeymoon in Costa Rica the memories will stay with you forever.
Costa Rica overview
Costa Rica is a fantastic location for a honeymoon and offers the happy couple a myriad of sounds and sights to explore. From volcano watching to cruising the canals to enjoying fabulous Caribbean beaches, this country has it all. Why not start your honeymoon at one of the relaxing spa resorts.
If you've never thought about having a honeymoon in South America then maybe you should. With relatively easy air travel from Canada, a honeymoon in Costa Rica will be full of romance, exhilaration, and new wonders each and every day. Thanks to the diverse landscape you could be sitting on a Caribbean beach one day, visiting an active volcano the next, and cruising a rain forest the day after that. There's plenty of wildlife for nature lovers and for adrenalin junkies there are canopy rides on ziplines and white water rafting. You'll definitely have an unforgettable time in Costa Rica.
Key facts for Costa Rica
Currency: Costa Rican Colon
Capital: San Jose
Flight time: 5 hours from Toronto
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The average temperature in Costa Rica is 22 degrees Celsius, although higher temperatures are typical along the coast and the climate varies considerably with elevation. Remember to pack a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to avoid a painful sunburn which may ultimately suck the life out of your honeymoon in Costa Rica. Clear skies and sunshine can be expected year round in Costa Rica, with short afternoon showers arriving from May through November. December through April are the driest months and also the busiest, and you will have to contend with the Christmas and Spring break crowd if you travel at this time. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations as far in advance as possible. If you can outsmart the crowds, or if you actually prefer them, a honeymoon in Costa Rica will be relaxing and romantic, as well as adventurous any time of year.
British Airways offers a flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to San Jose with one stop en route in Miami. The total flying time is approximately 15 hours.
The local currency is the Colon however the US Dollar is also accepted.
UK passport holders do not require a visa to travel to Costa Rica for visits of up to 90 days. Make sure your passport is valid and won’t expire any time before the end of your trip, and that you have proof of your return ticket. A rental car is a convenient, though not entirely necessary consideration for a honeymoon in Costa Rica, as the public bus network is normally quite reliable.
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Getting married in Costa Rica
If you're looking for a peaceful oasis in which to get married then you might want to consider Costa Rica. Full of breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes there are plenty of churches, hotel resorts, and beaches at which to exchange your vows, and with a plethora of venues in which to host a reception, weddings abroad in Costa Rica cater for even the most discerning couples.
Marriage Requirements for Costa Rica
Getting married in Costa Rica is relatively simple and a local lawyer can take care of all the paperwork for you. There is no waiting time but you do need to submit your paperwork at least one month before your intended wedding date. You will need to provide a sheet detailing full names of both parties, ages and nationality, passport numbers, address and occupation, marital status, father's full name and nationality as well as mother's maiden name and nationality. You will also need to provide details of 2 witnesses. Couples also need to bring with them their valid passports, two copies and a copy of the witnesses' passport. On arrival they will have to swear that all the information is correct. After the ceremony a marriage certificate is filed in Costa Rica and another is sent to the couple's embassy in their residing country. A copy is also sent to their home address. To learn more visit http://www.weddingsincostarica.com/documents.htm
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