The Best Places To Visit In Costa Rica

Written By: Carina Lòpez

Costa Rica is an exciting, tropical country packed with thrilling adventures for its visitors! Whether you want to lounge on a tropical beach or have some adrenaline fun, this is the country to go to! Over two million people visit this country every year to enjoy its natural beauty and biodiversity.

Costa Rica offers long beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea as well as a fascinating, diverse wildlife and tropical vegetation in its many protected rainforests and reserves – making it a major eco-tourism destination. Help protect turtle eggs in their nests and watch the little turtles run towards the sea after hatching!

Enjoy the great surfing spots, awesome beaches and great diving opportunities on the two shores, which are only three hours apart from each other! Climb a volcano and take a bath in the hot springs, hike through dense jungle and, with some luck, spot a jaguar or quetzal in the spectacular cloud forests!

Activities like rafting, kayaking, rainforest canopy tours and abseiling down waterfalls have made Costa Rica a sought-after adventure tourism spot. Engage in one of the well-organized tours and get your adrenaline level up while having a fun time in the great outdoors!

Costa Rica is a highly developed country with a stable political system, which makes travelling very easy and also slightly more expensive than in other Latin American countries. Its beautiful nature is protected by progressive environmental policies ensuring its survival.

Discover the distinct cultures of Costa Rica’s residents, called Ticos, on a trip to the countryside, where you can experience rural life outside the mainstream tourist trails. Attend a cultural event like the Fiesta de los Diablitos and have a Chicha, a fermented corn beer, with the locals.

Costa Rica is a natural paradise offering adventure tourism and beach relaxation at once, which makes it one of the hottest travel destinations in Latin America!


San Jose

San Jose doesn’t often make the list of places to see when visiting Costa Rica, but there is more to this place than meets the eye! This cosmopolitan city possesses a cultural charm that is often overlooked, but is certainly there for those who go searching! If you’re in the area, take a peak and discover it for yourself!



Jaco was one of the first Costa Rican towns to explode on to the tourist path, and it’s no wonder! With its glistening sands, picture-perfect turquoise waters, amazing surf and renowned party atmosphere, each year Jaco attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. Get on-board, you won’t regret it!


La Fortuna

La Fortuna is an extremely popular and charming tourist destination in Costa Rica, offering a smorgasbord of eco-tourism activities, starting with the magnificent Arenal Volcano National Park. On the doorstep of this small city are beautiful waterfalls and untouched rainforests, with a host of activities to help in exploring their beauty, from zip-lines to white water rafting!



Join the hordes of outdoor enthusiasts who flock to the “cloud forests” in Monteverde each year, to experience its pristine, untouched natural beauty, hidden away in the north-western mountains of Costa Rica. With options for all levels of fitness, there are hiking trails, suspension bridges that take in the canopy of the forest, as well as a sky tram! There is so much to see, wonder at, and learn from and this region offers something for all ages!


Arenal Volcano National Park

Home to the still-active Arenal Volcano, being one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano National Park is famous among nature lovers for its beautiful hot springs and abundance of wildlife. Come and explore for yourself, you’ll be amazed at what you discover!

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