Considering having your wedding at the extraordinary, unforgettable jaw-dropping Punto de Vista villa? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this page to give you some ideas for hosting your wedding at Punto de Vista, including vendor information, places to have your portraits, the layout of the villa and more.
There are five and a half levels in this gigantic villa with gorgeous views throughout. You and your guests will be treated to frequent visits by monkeys, sloths, toucans and even scarlet macaws! One thing to note is the road leading to the villa is quite steep and unpaved. Most vehicles can make it from Manuel Antonio road down to the Villa, but if you’re planning to go to the beach it’s an even steeper and much more rough road so you’ll need four wheel drive. Ollie, the concierge can drive you down by golf cart. Most wedding ceremonies are held on the rooftop deck, overlooking Manuel Antonio national park. It is covered, which is great for protecting you from either the heat or rain. The property itself is full of lush jungle and there are lots of nooks and crannies throughout the villa and grounds where you can have portraits. Remember, the sun sets very fast in Costa Rica (it’ll go from bright to dark in a one-hour time span). Most wedding ceremonies are held at around 4:00 or 4:30, and the sun sets between 5:30-6:15 depending on the time of year. That means there isn’t a lot of light for group portraits after the ceremony. That’s why we always recommend staying on the grounds for photos with your family and wedding party. Many of our couples opt to have a first look before the ceremony, with portraits down at the beach. Brides will then often come back to the villa to have their makeup and hair retouched before the ceremony. For couples who want to wait until the bride walks down the aisle, we suggest having your ceremony closer to 4pm to allow enough time for portraits between the end of the ceremony and sunset.
If there are a lot of girls getting ready together, they usually gather on the third floor which has lots of light for makeup artists.
The road from the villa to the beach is very rough and require four-wheel drive. You’ll want to arrange transportation with your wedding coordinator if you’re having group portraits at Playa Playitas. If it’s just the two of you (and your photographer), your Punto de Vista concierge Ollie can usually give you a lift in the golf cart.
You have a lot of great options when it comes to wedding coordinators in Manuel Antonio. Here are the teams we’ve worked with at Punto de Vista. Having an awesome coordinator familiar with the area and the villa can make a huge difference on your wedding day.
Visit the Punto de Vista website for more details about hosting your wedding here!