Hacienda Barrigona | Nosara Beach Weddings

Hacienda Barrigona is a great place for weddings in Costa Rica.

 Few wedding venues we at Arenas Foto Wedding Photography have seen in Costa Rica have so successfully combined rustic with luxury in such a beautiful location to create a truly memorizing destination for your dream wedding in Costa Rica. Hacienda Barrigona has it all: absolute seclusion, spacious guest rooms and common areas with captivating views for the Pacific Ocean and mountainous rainforest, and ample sites for your wedding ceremony and reception with likewise spectacular views rainforest and ocean views.

LOCATION AND NEAREST AIRPORT

Located 20 minutes from the beach town of Playa Guiones in Nosara, on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, Hacienda Barrigona is a private and secluded luxury villa in operation since 2000. The closest international airport is Daniel Oduber Quiros, which is about a 2-1/2-hour drive to the hacienda, or a short flight to nearby Nosara airstrip or a helicopter ride to the villa’s helipad. Juan Santamaria International Airport – the other international airport – is about 4 hours from the villa by car. Whichever is your destination airport, they can arrange round-trip transportation by car, plane, or helicopter. Please contact the villa for details and pricing.

 HISTORY, DESIGN & REPUTATION

Hacienda Barrigona’s motto is “secluded paradise” whose most notable features are its isolation, rustic elegance, and breathtaking views of the mountains and rainforest that surround the hacienda, as well as striking views of the beach.  Hacienda Barrigona consists of three houses: Casa Barrigona, Casa Dorada and Casa Guanacaste. It’s a place where you can truly detach and connect with the environment in a sanctuary of serenity, making it a patently remarkable destination for a luxury destination wedding, elopements, honeymoons, and to propose marriage.    

View of the beautiful entrance to Hacienda Barrigona from the main courtyard.

WEDDING PLANNING SERVICES

To help you plan your dream Costa Rica destination wedding at Hacienda Barrigona, the villa can recommend a highly qualified wedding planner who will tend to of all your wedding day needs, from all the floral arrangements, table settings for the dinner, chairs for the ceremony, entertainment, and more so you can enjoy your bid day and focus on what’s most important. 

 WEDDING PREPARATION SERVICES

When your big day arrives, the villa or wedding planner you choose can recommend a makeup artist, hair stylist and nail technician to take care of your wedding day preparation needs in the privacy and comfort of your villa. For help choosing a wedding planner, visit our 7 Reasons You Should Choose a Wedding Planner and How to Choose a Wedding Planner pages.

 ACCOMMODATIONS

Hacienda Barrigona is an estate that consists of three independent villas named Casa Guanacaste, Casa Barrigona, and Casa Dorada. Combined, there are a total of 10 bedrooms, each of which is able to accommodate 20 people in different room types. Casa Guanacaste has 2 bedrooms, Casa Barrigona has 7 bedrooms, and Casa Dorada has 2 bedrooms. Casa Dorada has 2 bedrooms.

Outside of the villas, there are pools, an area for barbecuing, an open-air dining, courtyards, and two open-air studios for yoga and meditation inspired by Bali designs that are surrounded by a dense jungle canopy that is home to all sorts of exotic wildlife, making a great place for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

 Not far from the villas, down a short trail, is Barrigona Beach, a private and secluded beach boasting of 700 meters of gorgeous white sand for you to enjoy before and after your wedding day, or as a place for your dream beach wedding ceremony.

 For your wedding, you can either rent the entire estate for the most privacy, or you can rent a single villa.

WEDDING EVENT LOCATIONS – CEREMONY, COCKTAIL HOUR & RECEPTION

Hacienda Barrigona can accommodate up to 70 guests on your wedding day and has 4 great locations for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, all of which have stunning view of the ocean Barrigona beach, and the mountainous rainforest that surrounded the hacienda.

 1. BARRIGONA BEACH – CEREMONIES

Barrigona Beach, with its gorgeous white-sand shores and mesmerizing ocean and rainforest views just steps away from the villas, is an unforgettable venue for a dream beach wedding in Costa Rica.

2. RESTAURANT HACIENDA BARRIGONA – CEREMONY, COCKTAIL HOUR & RECEPTION

Have your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the hacienda’s restauran. It’s Situated on a hilltop that has amazing views of the beach below and that one side of the building is open allowing for a tranquil breeze to enter and to connect with nature while you tie the knot and celebrate your big day.

3. HELIPAD – CEREMONIES

For a truly memorable wedding ceremony, tie the knot on the helipad at Hacienda Barrigona that is surrounded by dense rainforest and has striking views of the surrounding natural beauty.

 4. COURTYARD AND COMMON AREAS – CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS

You can also tie the knot and have your wedding ceremony at any of the common areas located just outside the villas, that have great views of the beach and ocean and surrounding rainforest and mountains.

WEDDINGS AT HACIENDA BARRIGONA – SOME DETAILS

You can get married at Hacienda Barrigona any day of the week, 365 days per year, even on religious, federal, or national holidays · The villa charges a fee for cleaning up after weddings (please contact the villa directly for pricing) · There is no cutoff time for wedding receptions if you rent the entire hacienda.  Live music or a DJ is permitted for your wedding ceremony and reception if you rent the entire hacienda .

Aerial view of terrace area for wedding receptions and the pool area at Hacienda Barrigona.

 DINING – RESTAURANT HACIENDA BARRIGONA

During your stay at the villa, you can dine at Restaurant Hacienda Barrigona – a simple, laid-back, and fresh space – that serves three meals per day that are included in the daily rate. 

 The restaurant can also be used as an event space for wedding reception that can accommodate up to 70 wedding guests.

 AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES – AT THE VILLA AND OFFSITE

While at the villa, you can take a Hatha yoga class on one of the outdoor yoga decks, go surfing, fishing, diving, horseback riding, or stand-up paddle boating on the Rio Montana or Rio Nosara through its mangroves, or go hiking on the various nature trails and see sundry exotic flora and fauna, or take a grip to a national park, national wildlife refuge or natural reserve beyond the villa. The possibilities are endless.

Amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and mountainous rainforest from Hacienda Barrigona’s pool.

WHY HACIENDA BARRIGONA – A WORD FROM ALICIA REPETTO

Hacienda Barrigona is a marvelous location for your wedding.  It has the feeling of the haciendas common to Guanacaste in times gone by with a touch of rustic elegance in an amazing natural setting with mountain, rainforest, and beach views, as well as direct access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.  Matching the beauty of the villa and its surrounding is our customer service and attention to your every need to make sure your wedding at Hacienda Barrigona, and your time before and after your big day, are memorable. 

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COSTA RICA WEDDING RESOURCES & TIPS

ADVICE & TIPS FOR YOUR COSTA RICA DESTINATION WEDDING

Lindsay & I know first-hand how complicated planning your wedding can be.  We also know planning your destination wedding in Costa Rica is even more complicated.  To help you through the process, here are resources and articles we’ve created during our years as wedding professionals that will help you through the process.  Whether you’re looking for advice on how to choose your photographer or wedding planner, a great venue, or tips on wedding-day makeup or timeline, we hope this helps. 

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