• Sylvia Chaves

The 5 Friendliest gay wedding venues in Manuel Antonio

Updated: Jun 15



Manuel Antonio beach is the stage for many weddings, it is also the #1 same sex wedding destination in Costa Rica because it is a very gay friendly part of Costa Rica


The central pacific area of Manuel Antonio has always had an open mind to gay visitors since the beginning of the tourist industry here.


And many LGBTQ couples have chosen this location for their gay destination wedding in Costa Rica.


But when it comes to choosing the right venue for your gay wedding in Manuel Antonio we would like to share our favorite ones.


1) A luxury villa

The fantastic House is a splendid villa with a great location with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean , this can be the perfect spot for your LGBTQ wedding celebration, and also a great place for a pampering experience for groups of 10 to 26 people.


This Stunning first-class property has everything you need to make you feel like kings or queens. If you dream of having the most amazing pampering experience, gourmet food, top transportation, massages, adventure , fun and love , then, an all inclusive package here is just what you should go for.


Starting at $459 per person per day and with a minimum of 10 guests, your package includes:

  • Transportation (up to 5 transfers)

  • 2 Land Cruisers with full insurance coverage (client pays for the gas)

  • 10 massages of 45 minutes each

  • 10 Manuel Antonio National Park guided tours

  • 1 one hour yoga session for 10 people

  • Up to 3 children under 10 free

  • 1 Round trip to Uvita

  • Food and liquor with 3 meals per day, including shrimp, lobster and quality meat cuts

  • Semi-premium liquor

  • First consultation and event proposal with your Diverse Wedding Costa Rica planner

2) A popular hotel in the jungle

This is one of my favorite venues in Manuel Antonio for a gay wedding because it has great rates for accommodation, food and events.


They are very easy to work with and there are various venues for ceremonies and receptions within the properties .


They offer 3 different restaurants, depending on the size of your party, the nicest one is El Avion, with a private second floor perfect for 30 people to a 300 people ballroom Costa Verde is a tropical venue with gardens, jungle, bamboo and palms all over, they have one of the most stunning ocean views and yummy food with affordable prices.


3) Los Altos resort

The 3 bedroom condominiums at Los Altos are some of the most comfortable places to stay in town with open spaces, great views and an excellent restaurant. Customers love the service and spending the day being pampered by the pool.


One of the jewels of this property is the private beach with access only from the resort, the perfect spot for a romantic sunset ceremony


4) Casa Brisa

A five levels gorgeous house that can host a wedding for 30 to 40 people. It has 10 large rooms and a beautiful deck on the top floor for a romantic ceremony.


The back garden is great for the wedding reception, with a room that can be easily turned into a charming gay wedding reception in Manuel Antonio.


Tucked into the jungle, you will enjoy the visits from monkeys almost every day.


5) Beach luau

Many couples prefer a barefoot celebration on the beach with torches or candlelit, a buffet dinner, and sharing with your friends and family. There are 2 beachfront properties here with a private space that can be turned into a gay friendly wedding venue with a lot of our magic , we bring everything, from lights , chairs, tables, linens, and the place will be your dreamlike wedding venue.

Not matter what your budget is, your dream venue, your style, Manuel Antonio is gay friendly and with many restaurants that can be rented for weddings. The beach is always the most sought after spot for ceremonies, but be sure, we will present you with the venues that will fulfill your expectations!



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