Have you ever wanted to just run away and get married without telling anyone? Forget the huge guest list, forget the lavish reception and forget the stress of planning an overwhelming wedding. Why not put that money to good use on a dream trip to launch your new lives together? Eloping is becoming a popular option to get away and say “I do” in some incredible destinations. A lot of eloping couples are choosing to both marry and honeymoon in the same place, giving them the ultimate vacation. Here are 10 of the world’s best places to elope that are easy on the matrimonial red tape, provide a stunning backdrop for photos and make for a memorable kick-off to wedded bliss.
10. Tamarindo, Costa Rica
You won’t find overbearing beach weddings with throngs of tourists looking on here. Instead, you will find an oasis of jungle, mountains and deserted beaches teeming with exotic birds and wildlife. It is relatively easy to find a local attorney ahead of time to register with. Take care of this paperwork two months beforehand, and then all you need are your passports, birth certificates and two unrelated witnesses. There are several local wedding coordinators who can help you with arrangements for the intimate elopement of your dreams.