If you just started planning your destination wedding in Costa Rica, you might be feeling both excited and overwhelmed, happy but scared, and full of ideas while somehow feeling indecisive. I get it. It’s hard to navigate all your options from a distance. But if what you’re looking for is a private Costa Rica wedding venue with an experienced local planner who will bring your vision to life, keep reading because your search is about to come to an end.
We at DWD, are dedicated to providing insider tips, inspiration, how-to guides, vendor lists, testimonials from real couples and more… We want to essentially offer the blueprint for how you can create a destination wedding that’s uniquely YOURS.
So, today I wanted to talk about Costa Rica; the stunning venue, Casa Faro Azul; and the person who can make all your wedding dreams a reality.
Planning Your Costa Rica Wedding
Costa Rica may be a small nation, but it packs a powerful punch! And most importantly, it’s somehow escaped the overwhelming onslaught of franchised resorts and mass-produced, well, anything! Costa Rica prides itself on providing one-of-a-kind experiences for all its guests.
The small town, individualistic vibe of this country provides an opportunity to create a custom tropical home-away-from-home experience. With its pristine beaches, breathtaking mountains and volcanoes, and some of the world’s most diverse rainforests and wildlife, Costa Rica is a dream wedding destination. Whether you’re in for an adventurous vacation full of zip-lining, monkey watching, and hiking volcanoes, or some peaceful R&R with yoga and a massage on your own private beach… Costa Rica can deliver – and some!
But who’s going to deliver that for you?
Hire an Experienced Costa Rica Wedding Planner
You might think it’s less convenient to forego the all-inclusive resort perk of having all vendors under one roof than to plan an a la carte wedding. But the freedom to custom-build each and every detail is what draws so many couples to Costa Rica for their big day. This is why hiring a dedicated local wedding planner is an absolute MUST. Enter: Miss Olga Araya from Costa Rica Luxury LifeStyle.
Olga has over 8 years of experience in Costa Rica alone, specializing in luxury real estate and wedding planning. She has dedicated herself to building great relationships with the very best local suppliers and vendors in the country: florists, bakers, hair & makeup artists, and more.
In a past life, she worked in logistics. So it’s no surprise she also specializes in curating an out of this world vacation surrounding your big day. She can do everything from coordinating helicopter transportation, private jets, on-site chef services, kosher weddings, tours, adventurous activities, cultural activities, spa days, beach yoga… my goodness! There’s more but the list is just too long – my fingers are tired from typing! You get it – Olga is your girl and she’s GOT YOU. She will manage your entire wedding and be the liaison between you and each vendor. She’ll keep everyone on schedule, in communication, and most of all… happy and on the same page!
Olga manages a ton of properties in Costa Rica and can accommodate you and your guests at whichever one fits your needs best. But if you ask Olga which property is the crown jewel – she’d tell you it’s Casa Faro Azul.
Private Costa Rica Wedding Venue: Casa Faro Azul
As seen in my real destination wedding post about Paola & Zach’s wedding, Casa Faro Azul is straight-up BANANAS. The view alone about knocked me on my behind! Situated cliffside amid lush tropical gardens, Casa Faro Azul is by far one of the most luxurious options in the country.
The house has eight bedroom suites and can sleep up to 20 guests, making it ideal for immediate family and the bridal party to stay with you. Do you have a larger wedding with additional guests? No worries! While Casa Faro Azul may appear to be as remote as a house on a private island, it’s actually part of Los Sueños Resort & Marina – situated in a gated residential community. There are plenty of nearby accommodations and Olga can make arrangements for the rest of the crew.
For those of you with dibs on a bed in THE Casa, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific, ample alfresco lounging and dining space, an infinity pool, jacuzzi and much more. If you’re an architecture junkie like me, prepare to have your mind blown. Sliding glass walls open from the terrace to the interior great room, creating a seamless, indoor/outdoor space.
Two-story windows invite exquisite ocean light and vistas into the home. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an ample island bar for breakfast or coffee. The gorgeous table for eight is ideal for memorable feasts with family and friends. And at night, enjoy drinks and billiards in the games room, or cuddle up and watch your favorite movies in the home theater.
I should really just shut up and let this video do the talking, because WOW.
Casa Faro Azul Video
Did you look through these photos, watch that video, and seriously not book Casa Faro Azul yet? Dang, that’s some restraint! I’m not even engaged yet and still almost called Olga. So go ahead and do it! It will now be the best decision you’ve made since saying YES to the proposal!
Contact Olga Araya
You can contact Olga about this or many other Costa Rica wedding venues here.