Last May, we flew from San Diego to Liberia and stayed in Tamarindo which is in the Northern Pacific coast in the province of Guanacaste. My cousin booked a 2 bedroom apartment at the Diria condominiums which is across the street from the Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort. On our first night, we met with other wedding guests and walked around town. My first thought was that it reminded me of how San Diego must have been in the 60's and 70's. A laid back, casual, unpretentious family friendly beach town. I was charmed.
The wedding was held at the Pangas Beach Club, a rustic elegant restaurant by the beach. The guests were asked to wear white and wear something comfortable. The weather was perfect (it did not rain), the food was exceptional, the staff was friendly, we danced all night (apparently there were guests with boy band dance talents including Peter) and it was truly one of the most fun and magical weddings that I have ever attended.
What I learned is that a wedding will be fabulously fun when guests can wear flip flops.
A great article on Costa Rica's Northern Pacific beaches.