What do you think of when you picture a destination wedding in Costa Rica? Is it a private ceremony surrounded by lush green coast lines with pristine white sand and hardly another soul in sight? Well the truth is that this is an accurate depiction of Costa Rica in the green season. Costa Rica has two distinct seasons, the dry season (December-April) and the green season (May-November). In our area of Guanacaste, their is a dramatic difference in the landscape between these two seasons. Dry season, while dependably sunny, is arid with fields drying out significantly. Below, you will hear our 6 reasons why the green season is the best season to get married in Costa Rica.
1. The Sunsets
The green season is the time when the sky comes alive at sunset. The addition of light fluffy clouds provides the perfect backdrop for wedding portraits that will last a lifetime. Ask any photographer and they will agree, green season sunsets are the best.
2. Flower Petals Love It
While the intense dry season sun is great, it happens to have a pretty negative impact on floral designs. This why we take special caution to prepare and install floral designs later in the day when the sun is lower on the horizon. The green season gives us a little break from the extreme temperatures and sun rays, which allows us to use blooms that would otherwise wilt in the green season. Not only will your bouquets look happier, they will stay that way for the entirety of the event.
3. More Privacy
One of the most amazing parts of Costa Rica is that the beaches are public land. This is the reason that it is so easy to host your beach wedding here. During the dry season, especially during international holidays, the beach can be a busy place. By hosting your event in the green season, there is less of a likelihood for wedding day beachgoers. Sounds pretty nice, right?
4. Not All Months Are Created Equal
Although our green season typically starts in May and lasts until November, May, June, July and August and November offer a great mix of sun and passing shower. Although it does rain during these months, usually the rain comes all at once and typically clears pretty quickly. The month of July has a mini dry season that typically lasts two weeks. If you play your cards right, you can end up with a lush green wedding with no rain clouds in sight. Months to avoid are September and October as this is monsoon season for Western Costa Rica.
5. Go Vertical
We offer 3 different options of event coverage: clear top, white top and stretch tents. Each option provides solid rain coverage without sacrificing style. Our frame tents allow for the integration of vertical fixtures and designs to be hung above the receptions space as well as a uniform structure for installing lighting.
6. Have a Beautiful Wedding and Pay Less
Almost all hotels offer green season rates that are reduced from the normal high season. This means, that you and your guests can have the trip of your dreams and pay less. It's a win win.
We could go on and on. The truth is, maybe you need to come down and see why green season is the best season in Guanacaste.