Costa Rica is a country that has been, over the last years, a top world travel destination because it has something for everyone: From green mountains, spectacular beaches, to tropical forests, wild rivers, lakes, and charming towns.

countryside-237916_960_720The dry tropical forest and wide savannas of the north are varied and dense, the jungle of the south pacific, steamy, misty cloud forest, and the impressive and kind character and culture, if the Caribbean coast as compared to the pacific.

The dry tropical forest and wide savannas of the north are varied and dense, the jungle of the south pacific, steamy, misty cloud forest, and the impressive and kind character and culture, if the Caribbean coast as compared to the pacific.

Here is one list of the top 10 destinations for a traveler in Costa Rica. We are sure you will find something that suits for your next vacation!

San Jose City & Surroundings

San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, is where most of our visitors start their Costa Rica journey. Located near the Juan Santamaria International Airport, San José is full of interesting museums, theaters, parks, and historical buildings. In the surrounding Central Valley, you have the Poas and Irazú volcanoes and national parks, coffee plantation tours, the artisan town of Sarchi, and butterfly and botanical gardens.

Arenal Volcano

volcano-384667_960_720The Arenal Volcano is one of the most visited areas in Costa Rica. People come to see one of the world’s most active and impressive volcanoes and to live its natural volcanic hot springs, the lush rainforest, lava flows, and impressive views of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Most hotels, restaurants, and activities are near the small town of La Fortuna, around the base of the Arenal Volcano and by Lake Arenal, a recognized world destination for windsurfing. Adventure activities overflow here: canopy zip line tours, white water rafting, aerial trams hanging bridges, waterfall canyoning, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.


Monteverde literally translates to ‘green mountain’ in Spanish and is a name for the emerald-green, cloud forest in the central mountains. Considered a leader destination, by being an ecotourism destination. The region’s variable climate and high altitude have produced an extremely high level of biodiversity, and it is considered one of Costa Rica’s wonder, with mammals, birds, and an awesome variety of resorts and activities.

Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach

On the Central Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio is a mandatory stop on anyone?s schedule when visiting Costa Rica. An opulent rainforest spills down high coastal bluffs to turquoise seas, isolated coves, and precious white sand beaches. The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of Costa Rica highlights for encountering wildlife, including fauna and flora. Lodging ranges from luxury to simple beach cabanas. Adventure tours are plentiful: scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, whale and dolphin-watching tours, canopy zip lines, hiking, waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Jaco Beach

North of Manuel Antonio, Jacó Beach is the closest big beach town to the capital city; San Jose. The area is known for being a surfing area, with many national and international surfing competitions. The wide sandy beach is great for walking, and there are many adventure and nature tours, hotels, restaurants, shops and lots, lots of nightlife.

Tamarindo Beach

On the north province of Costa Rica, the Pacific Guanacaste ‘Gold Coast’, Tamarindo Beach is a tourist hotspot. It has all the amenities of a fun beach town great surf, sand, sun, and an active nightlife. The town has hotels, restaurants, spas, shops and galleries, medical facilities, and world-class golf courses. Across an estuary to the north lies Playa Grande, where Leatherback Turtles come to lay their eggs.

Puerto Viejo & Cahuita

costa-rica-178528_960_720Puerto Viejo and Cahuita are southern Caribbean beach towns with a unique blend of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and cosmopolitan cultures. The region is popular with surfers, eco-tourists, and beach lovers. It has great biodiversity and an impressive variety of flora. One of the highlights, close to the area, y Tortuguero, a cone with lush flora and fauna, which can give the most peaceful getaway.

Osa Peninsula Drake Bay Corcovado National Park

The tranquil seaside village of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula offers easy access to the Corcovado National Park renowned for its natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and unique ecology. The Cano Island biological reserve and the Sierpe River mangrove estuary also are easily visited from here.

Tortuguero canals

Known as ‘Costa Rica’s little Amazon’ for its extensive network of natural and man-made waterways, paths, and lowland tropical jungle, Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast is the habitat for half of all the bird and reptile species found in Costa Rica, and also the endangered West Indian Manatee. It also is one of the most important nesting sites in the world for sea turtles. That where it gets its name from, ‘Tortuguero’ is in English ‘Turtle land’.

Montezuma Beach

In one of Nicoya Peninsula Corner, the beach town of Montezuma is now a perfect place for all kinds of artists. Eco-tourism plays a principal paper in Montezuma stunning beaches, rivers, and scenic waterfalls, that surround the village.


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