Costa Rica Destination Wedding – Villa Punto de VistaMr. & Mrs. Savacool by Caroline Jarvis Photography

Costa Rica Destination Wedding – Villa Punto de Vista

Take a peek inside Justin & Danette’s gorgeous Costa Rica Destination Wedding at the most phenomenal Villa in CR, Villa Punto De Vista.

From the culture, the wildlife, the beautiful beaches, the best coffee, everyday adventures and pura vida lifestyle, you are destined to fall in love with the Country of Costa Rica and all of the beauty and kindness that it has to offer.  I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place for Justin & Danette to enjoy their destination wedding week other than the Villa Punto De Vista in the gorgeous town of Quepos, CR.  From the moment we arrived at the Villa Punto De Vista, we felt so loved and welcomed and we were greeted with hugs, kisses, a champagne toast and tour around the Villa from Olivier & Jossue, two of the absolute best hosts in the world.  As we were taking the tour of the Villa, we were all in amazement of it’s design, architecture, and beauty.  You literally feel like you are living in the most amazing tree house with glass railings surrounded by nature’s beauty and all the animals you would ever dream to see in Costa Rica.  The entire experience was perfect.

Throughout the week we got to experience the Manuel Antonio National Park by our tour fantastic tour guide, Felipe.  The girls had a spa afternoon while the guys went charter boat fishing.  The wedding day opened with some costa rican morning rain showers and ended up clearing up beautifully for their ceremony and celebration on the Tom Cat II Catamaran.  Our last day began with a lovely brunch around the big dining table overlooking the oceans and surrounded by the wild animals in the tree’s around us.  It was such an amazing week with so many friendships and memories made with everyone that was part of Mr. & Mrs. Savacool’s destination wedding week in Quepos.  We felt so honored and grateful to have had this experience with such an amazing group of people and we couldn’t wait to be able to share the memories we captured with everyone.

Pura Vida


Costa Rica

“Why are Costa Ricans so happy? The reasons might surprise you.

1. Costa Rica has no army. Central America as a whole is known for civil unrest, but Costa Rica has a stable democracy and abolished its army altogether in 1949. Instead of spending a huge portion of its income on defense like the United States does, the Costa Rican government pours the money into education and health care. Educated, healthy people are more likely to be happy!

2. Costa Ricans love and protect their environment. Environmental protection is at the bottom of the docket for most governments, but Costa Rica is a leader in ecological sustainability. The first developing country to aim to be carbon neutral (by 2021), Costa Rica has a massive tree-planting program and is converting land into forests, not the other way around. Costa Rica is a world leader when it comes to being green, and this sense of pride and protectiveness towards your home breeds warm and fuzzy feelings of joy.

3. Costa Ricans don’t dwell. A popular philosophy in this country is the idea that no argument or quarrel should last more than three days. Holding grudges, refusing to forgive and staying angry can corrupt a person’s happiness greatly. Learn to let go.

4. Costa Ricans have high life expectancy, 78.5 years. This high life expectancy is thanks no doubt in part to the country’s excellent health care system, which offers high quality care at an affordable rate – about 1/3 to 1/5 of the price of the same care in the United States. The country invests in upgrading hospitals and training staff, and medical care is easy to find. The lesson? Taking care of yourself is paramount to your overall happiness.

5. Costa Ricans eat healthy and fresh foods with very few preservatives. A usual meal consists of fiber-rich beans and rice, served with an ample portion of fresh tropical fruits, vegetables or both. Costa Ricans eat a fraction of the amount of dairy, red meat, refined sugar and processed foods that Americans do, and they avoid the sour mood swings associated with these products.

6. Costa Ricans enjoy a slower pace of life in a tropical paradise. If you’re in a hurry, don’t go to Costa Rica. Rushing is rude, and anyway why would you want to rush through your experience of gorgeous beaches, lush mountains and amazing wildlife? A slower pace of life offers less stress than what you will find in many places in the U.S., and the warm and welcoming weather in Costa Rica causes smiles to break out for no reason at all. Climate has a bigger effect on your mood than many people want to admit.”