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To proceed with a civil wedding in Costa Rica, our lawyer will need the following information about the bride and groom. Please send it to us at least six weeks prior to the ceremony.

  • Full name of bride and groom.
  • Current address(es).
  • Professional degrees or line of work.
  • Father's full name.
  • Mother's full name.
  • Parent's address(es).
  • Marital status (number of times previously married).
  • Passport number and nationality.

The following documents must be in Costa Rica Expeditions' offices one month prior to the ceremony. A Costa Rican consulate or The Costa Rican Embassy in the United States must certify these documents before they are sent to us.

  • Copy of Birth Certificates for bride and groom.
  • Official copy of original divorce papers (if applicable), certified at a Costa Rican consulate or embassy.
  • For women (if applicable), 300 days must have transpired from the official date of divorce from former husband and former husband's full name.

The bride, groom and two witnesses must bring their original passports to the actual ceremony.

The presence of two witnesses is required for the wedding to take place. If you have your own, make sure they bring their passports. If you need witnesses the Manager and Assistant Manager at each one of our lodges will be able to act as your witnesses.


Keep a list of favorite trips by clicking the link, "Add to My Favorites" found on all itineraries.

Creating a My favoriteS LIST

As you search for your ideal trip in the custom itineraries section of our web site, you may wish to create a list of favorite trips. To do so, click on the link above each itinerary, “Add to My Favorites.” Each itinerary you chose will be added to a personalized list of trips. You can add as many trips as you want to your list and refer back to them by clicking on the link, "See My Favorites," which will appear in the right column once you have selected a favorite.

Your list of favorites will follow you as you surf the site, allowing you to refer back to selected itineraries at any time. On your next visit to our web site, the list will reappear by clicking the link, “See My Favorites.”


Keep a list of favorite trips by clicking the link, "Add to My Favorites" found on all itineraries.

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