Playa Hermosa, Uvita, Bahia Ballena, Osa
Puntarenas,, Costa Rica
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About Us

Destination Weddings in Beautiful Costa Rica

Celebrate your wedding under Costa Rica's jungle canopy overlooking Playa Hermosa Beach; surround yourself by a wildlife refuge. Mareas Villas is a romantic location with breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean, rain forest and natural beauty; exotic birds and spectacular sunsets, where you can exchange vows and celebrate in the company of family and friends.  

Mareas is an 18,000 sq. ft. Villa on 36 acres of pristine rain forest marked with trails and private waterfalls. Your wedding is the only wedding of the week.  It is of utmost importance to us that you and your guests have our undivided attention.

Ensuring that your wedding surpasses your every expectation is our goal.  We will collaborate along with you to create your personalized wedding that captures your every dream, and enchants all in attendance.

We personally invite you to visit our web site and tour our beautiful venue and wedding video. When you book your event at Mareas Villas, you will receive expert assistance with the planning of your wedding.  We also offer an array of menu selections for your event.

We can handle everything for you and your guests from the moment they RSVP for your wedding; including the process of arrival/departure, tours, activities, services, and eventually getting them full of smiles and back on the plane and heading home, you need not worry about the logistics; we will take care of everything.

In the end, we become the “common thread” or link tying this amazing tropical wedding or event into one neat cohesive package.  Our indoor and outdoor areas can accommodate up to 70 people. The Villas can accommodate up to 24 people with 8 luxurious suites.

Come and visit a piece of paradise for your destination wedding with family and friends– an adventure to Costa Rica to be remembered.

Venues at Mareas Villas

Rain Forest Palapa

This perfect indoor and outdoor area makes for a wonderful ceremony site, located on the rain forest side of the villa. Featuring botanical gardens surround and jungle views with a tranquil waterfall in the background. Ocean breezes create a romantic setting and the ocean is a wonderful backdrop for your ceremony.  The Rain Forest Palapa can hold up to 70 chairs.

Beach Wedding

Love is in the air: Discover love and passion on the beach. Imagine a backdrop of verdant jungle and the mesmerizing waves of the Pacific Ocean on a solitary wild beach.  Picture some uninvited guest like monkeys, butterflies, tropical birds and dolphins surfing the waves crashing your wedding ceremony.  Exchange your vows of love with your soul mate in paradise.


This indoor ceremony location is a lovely space for your ceremony offering a large open space allowing natural light to shine in the space.  This location has breath-taking sunsets over the infinity pool to the Pacific Ocean. Panoramic Jungle and Ocean views, the Lanai can accommodate to 50-70 people.

  • $500.00 for Lanai and Tropical Palapa ceremony spaces
  • $1,000.00 for Beach Wedding

Includes an amazing Villa wedding ceremony and afterward a reception in a covered open pavilion style banquet area.

Mareas Main Dining

Dining area is an open air dining with jungle, ocean views and waterfall sounds in background. A tropical bamboo ceiling and cooling fans, both set up and ready for your wedding planner/designer to step in and decorate according to your wishes, (chairs, tables, china, etc., are not included), these will be provided at an additional cost through our director of special events.

Destination Wedding Resort Packages

Mareas does not have a cookie cutting package since each wedding is special and we custom design all ceremonies with the bride and groom with the assistance of Mareas wedding planner.


Mareas Villa Rental

Perched high atop a hillside and nestled in the forest canopy is the very private Mareas Villas. We proudly offer luxurious accommodations.

  • $1,275 per night plus a 13% sales tax” with a minimum of 5 night stay

Mareas is comprised of three buildings set on 36 acres, a Main House and two Guest Villas.

As you approach the main entrance, a pair of large doors welcomes you to your vacation home. The Main House is the heart of the villa where guests gather to enjoy time together. It has an open floor plan that opens to the covered patio and salt-water infinity pool. From every room in the Main House you can see spectacular sunsets on the Pacific horizon.

The open design is enhanced with 30 ft. high, vaulted ceilings and teak beams. The living area has a large sunken lounge which includes a spacious hand crafted wood bar where guests can enjoy cool tropical drinks, airy indoor and outdoor dining areas with sweeping views of the Jungle and the Pacific Ocean. There are ceiling fans throughout the Main House and patio areas. Because Mareas is at 1,000 ft. elevation there are year-round ocean breezes that create a cool comfortable climate.

There are two Guest Villas on the Mareas complex; each Guest Villa has four bedroom suites; two on the ground floor and two on the upper level. The upper rooms have a balcony overlooking a garden and the ground floor suites open onto a private garden. Each Guest Villa is just steps away from our nature trails that lead you to private waterfalls and the rainforest canopy.

All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. The Guest Villas have a total of four king beds and eight queen beds. Each bedroom suite has a private terrace, balcony, sitting areas and private baths, which are tiled and elegantly appointed.

Pacifica Guest Villa provides commanding ocean views and you may also see whales and dolphins peacefully migrating along the coast.

Paraiso Guest Villa will immerse you in the unspoiled rain forest, with views of the ocean and jungle along with the melody of tropical birds and monkeys.

Each Guest Villa has four bedrooms suites, two Premium Suites and two Superior Suites. The Superior suites has handcrafted mini-bar with granite sink and coffee station

Getting There: Rental car recommended 4-wheel drive. Transfer available.


  • Horseback riding on the beach or waterfall,
  • Mangrove tour and private beach lunch see monkeys, macaws and much more.  
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling at Cano Island National Park.  
  • Zip lining at the Osa Canopy Tour
  • Water Repelling large waterfalls
  • Vanilla Plantation
  • The Whales Tail National Marine Park
  • Surfing
  • Fishing in shore and off shore
  • Kayaking
  • Whale Watching

Environmental Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Destination Wedding Services

Our friendly and imaginative Director of Special Events believes that memories should be filled with extraordinary moments.   

Pilar will be there to guide you along the way.  She’ll listen to your ideas; make recommendations and execute your event with care and precision.  Equipped with the best of the best vendor referrals, Pilar will work with you to plan a tailored event to fulfill your vision. Rely on our creativity and organizational abilities to exceed your expectations!

Products and Services  

Services Prior to Wedding Day

  • Mailing fees for a U.S. recognized wedding
  • All legal paperwork and legal filing
  • Civil Ceremony
  • License: registered in the Civil Registry of Costa Rica; allow 6 months, however copies will be provided, also subject to research by the notary prior to
  • Meetings and communications via email to go over and organize wedding details
  • Location site for ceremony, reception
  • Design and Décor
  • Favors
  • Out of town guest accommodations
  • Vendor elections including:
  • Caterer, rentals, transportation, floral, photography, videographer, officiate, music, place cards, hair and make up and cake selection.
  • Create a comprehensive event time schedule for vendors & wedding party
  • Orchestrate your wedding rehearsal with family and wedding party
  • Distribute an abbreviated version of the timing of event so your family and wedding party
  • Provide two lead planners on site from start to finish

We will be your eyes and ears throughout the day so you can relax and enjoy one of the most memorable days of your lives. At Mareas your guest will not be bored with all the adventures and excursions offered in Costa Ballena.

This botanical 36 acre boutique style property offers a unique setting for your event the services and amenities will enable you to create your own memorable experience.

On Site Catering

At Mareas Villas we pride ourselves in our offerings of fresh ingredients and exiting seasonal seafood, fruit and vegetables from local waters and gardens.  The exotic and amazing environment of Costa Rica lends itself to foods that taste as nature intended.

Taste the homemade ice cream made with vanilla grown here at Mareas. Our extensive orchard gives us a variety of fruits including: mango, coconut, cacao, lime, lemon, water apples, cashew, bananas and plantains all are used in our kitchen for deserts and ice creams.

Everything is made from scratch with the highest of quality standards. We offer an array of bar and food packages to choose from and will cater to your specific needs.  

All packages include fully trained, attentive professionals to see to your guests every need. Seasonal rates apply.

Local Attractions

  • Mareas Trails and Waterfalls
  • Marino Ballena National Marine Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Marine Park
  • Sierpe Pre Colombian Spheres
  • Sierpe Mangrove, largest in Central America
  • Chiripo Mountain
  • Kick back 70s town of Dominical

Wedding Services

Discounts for Guest Rooms: No On-site Catering: Yes
Outside Catering: Yes Wedding Indoor Capacity: 70
Wedding Outdoor Capacity: 70 Number of Events at a Time: 1/week
Reception Outdoor Capacity: 70 Reception Indoor Capacity: 70
On-site Wedding Cake: Yes On-site Coordination: Yes
Wedding Planner: Yes Indoor Ceremony Available: Yes
Outdoor Ceremony Available: Yes Bridal Suite Available: Yes



Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Onsite Hotel Services
Activities OnsiteOther Onsite Hotel ServicesRestaurant OnsiteSwimming Pool
Onsite Venue Services
Onsite Wedding CoordinationWedding Planner
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Absolutely Gorgeous Villas! I 110% recommend any bridal couples and their wedding guests to stay there for the week! Great service and amazing amenities!

Mar 28, 2013

How stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 05, 2013

Wow! This is amazing! I had never considered Costa Rica but would definitely consider this location.

Feb 04, 2013

Absolutely amazing! Luxurious and unique for a wedding! Definitely top location in Costa Rica for a rainforest wedding!

Feb 04, 2013