Must-Visit Places in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with tons of amazing beaches, exotic wildlife, and incredible natural features. There are tons of things to do and for new visitors, it can be an overwhelming task to figure out what to do and where to go in the time they have. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular attractions and activities for Costa Rica vacationers.
Arenal Volcano National Park & La Fortuna
The Arenal Volcano is truly a sight to behold. This volcano was Costa Rica’s most active volcano and has historically been one of the most active volcanoes in the entire world. It lies in the center Arenal Volcano National Park, a beautiful national park in the central area of the country. The best way to access the part is via it’s neighboring town, La Fortuna. La Fortuna is an amazing place in and of itself, with excellent restaurants, hot springs resorts, and more.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Featuring gorgeous beaches, incredible biodiversity, and a lot of fun, the Manuel Antonio national park is one of the most attractive locations in Costa Rica. The tranquil ocean-facing beach is surrounded by lush rainforests teeming with amazing wildlife that can be easily spotted with or without guided tours. Impromptu soccer matches break out on the beach, while surfers enjoy the casual waves. Once you get tired of the peace and relaxation, head on over to the town of Manuel Antonio, where the evenings can get quite rowdy.
The Cloud Forests
The Cloud Forests by Monte Verde and Santa Elena have become popular ecotourism places within Costa Rica, and for good reason. This is the place to go if you want to stay mostly on the beaten path, enjoy some bird watching, wildlife observation, or hiking. The guided hikes are also a great recommendation, featuring canopy tours, zip-lines, suspension bridges, and other amazing experiences.
There’s plenty more to see and do in Costa Rica, but the above three suggestions are some of the best you can ask for. Tons of wildlife, beautiful beaches, hot springs resorts, amazing restaurants, and more.