Costa Rica has been declared the number one country to visit and is frequently mentioned as one of the world’s best destinations. With its beautiful beaches, impressive waterfalls, majestic volcanoes, and remarkable flora and fauna, it’s no surprise that it leaves so many people falling in love!
Do you want a beautiful volcano, a paradise beach, or how about adventurous tourism? Then have a look at those must-see places in Costa Rica!
Let’s start with one of the things Costa Rica’s visitors are most looking for, the beaches. Costa Rica has more than 100 beaches with different sand, waves, and vegetation, a paradise for sand and sun lovers. Tamarindo is a beautiful beach in Guanacaste that offers you a mix of luxury, restaurants, and at the same time a relaxed atmosphere, typical of the country’s coastal area.
On this beautiful beach, you will find several accommodation options, as well as daytime and nighttime activities that guarantee a lot of fun. For instance, you can surf or take surfing lessons, take a boat trip through the bay, snorkel, take a night tour to Playa Grande to sea turtle nesting, contemplate a beautiful sunset, or relax and enjoy perfect weather.
2) Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park is a protected area located in the north of the Caribbean, in Limón, which is 3 hours from San Jose by car (35 minutes by plane). Tortuguero is a beautiful town where you can walk through the mangroves or canals while enjoying a paradise full of virgin vegetation and animals such as sea turtles, sloths, toucans, crocodiles, jaguars, and they guarantee you an unforgettable experience!
To visit Tortuguero’s city, you must come by boat as there is no highway connecting the village. This gives a very different contrast than what you can see in other tourist areas of the country. Besides, in Tortuguero, you also have many natural activities to do, so everything is a matter of your preference.
3) Arenal Volcano
The Arenal volcano is one of the most popular and most spoiled in Costa Rica. Declared a national park in 1968, Arenal is one of the must-see places to visit in Costa Rica. A beautiful volcano that adorns the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela, this place is going to enchant you.
To thermal guides, spas, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, hiking on suspension bridges, or just enjoying one of the most impressive views of Costa Rica, all that and much more the Arenal volcano area offers. Once you visit it, it will surely be one of your favorite places!
4) Manuel Antonio
Mentioned as one of the most beautiful beaches globally, Manuel Antonio is one of the must-see places in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is located in Puntarenas’s province in the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica and belongs to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Due to its proximity to the international airport Juan Santamaría, this beach is a perfect destination for people who only have a few days to visit Costa Rica.
There is also the national park, Manuel Antonio, which is perfect for hiking, bird watching, sport fishing, butterfly farms, diving, horseback riding, canopy, etc. In short, you will have many activities that will guarantee you a fun time while you are in this paradise. One of the easiest ways to get to know Manuel Antonio’s National Park is to take a tour that will take you through the best places, especially if you’ve only got a little time.
Which of these places have you ever visited? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!