Destination Weddings - Gatherings

Celebrate Life Naturally

Connect – Love – Nature – Peace

Leaves and Lizards is a perfect venue for all sorts of gatherings! Ideal for destination weddings, renewing vows, celebrating anniversaries or for any other type of lifetime event. If you are looking for a location connected to nature for your special event contact us! We create customized packages. 


When we got engaged, everyone kept telling us how they were so regretful for spending so much on their wedding. We also knew that we really weren’t the type of people to enjoy tons of attention on a stressful wedding day…We spent less than $10k including all photographers, attire, stay, and excursions but we stayed in the nicest hotels and did literally every thing we wanted. It was the trip and wedding of a lifetime! We are so happy.

Wedding Video


Top 10 reasons to have your wedding at Leaves and Lizards:

1. You want to it to be simple and natural


2. You want to spend more time with loved ones and less time planning


3. You want to wander over our 30 acres and pick the tropical flowers for your bouquet


4. You would rather arrive and depart on a horse instead of a limo (not necessary but fun!)


5. You would love a waterfall or volcano as a backdrop to your event


6. You prefer the sounds of the rain forest over a 4 string quartet


7. You would like your union to be graced by mother earth


8. You are curious about adding cultural elements to your special day


9. You would like to turn a one day affair into a memorable vacation


10. You like the idea of having the wedding and honeymoon in the same country!



Sample 6 Night Itinerary:

Day One: Private Transfer from SJO or LIR

Day Two: Rest day/finish planning-meet the team/massages/spa services

Day Three: Guests arrive – welcome reception

Day Four: Free day excursion of choice

Day Five: Wedding Day –

  • Officiant (fee not included – we use Noel Ibos Campos)
  • Traditional Costa Rica party fiesta menu with modifications for dietary preferences
  • Music – DJ
  • Simple flower arrangements and decorations
  • Fireworks (optional) off the lower deck of the infinity pool
  • Ceremony on property or at our private waterfall (accessible by horse or ATV – there is some hiking involved 15 minutes)
  • Simple wedding cake

Day Six: Rest day/free day for optional excursions

Day Seven: Departure day (transportation not included)

Bride and Groom: $3475 plus $30/guest for the wedding day meal (plus 13% tax)

Wedding Guest:  $750/person (plus 13% tax) for double occupancy lodging, includes on-site meals for their 4 night stay. Airport transportation, excursions are not included.

Not included: Alcoholic drinks, soda, tips (plan for 15% tips), tours/excursions and transportation, off site meals.


With 10 unique lodging options spread out on 30 acres, Leaves and Lizards makes a great venue for private group or family gatherings.

Full Venue Rental Rates:

  • Peak Season rates for the entire property start at $3500/night plus tax
  • Off Season Rates start at $2500/night plus tax

Peak season is December, January, February, March, April, June, July and August. Off season is September, October and November and May.

Contact us for more information about planning your event at leavesandlizardsretreat@gmail.com