Costa Rica is a small tropical country full of biodiversity (more than 4% of the planet), with humble and nice people crammed with “Pura Vida” vibes. If you enjoy nature, traveling and cultural knowledge acquisition, visiting Costa Rica is a must. Here is the Top 5 Costa Rica Destinations you should consider when you visit us.

San José, Costa Rica

The capital is located in Central Valley with volcanoes to the north and Talamanca mountain range to the south. The city is well-known by its Spanish colonial buildings, such as the National Theater of Costa Rica decorated with neoclassical style, which is observed from the top of Plaza de la Cultura, a popular reunion place. Below there, you can find the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum which exhibits hundreds of gleaming pieces.

National Theater of Costa Rica
National Theater of Costa Rica
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

Three hours and a half from Juan Santamaria Airport, here you´ll find the most active volcano since July 29th, 1968 its lava streams have been steady. The active vent is along the western side of the volcano. The town of La Fortuna lies within its eastern shadow, so you’ll need to take a little trip to the other side to get a sight of the lava. You can also enjoy tours, rafting, pure trek canyoning, horse riding, and the wonderful hot spring waters.

Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna:
Arenal Volcano

Tamarindo and Playa Langosta

If you are looking for some peace and quietude, this is the right place. Besides; it’s well known by its awesome surf and beauty. It´s a rocky beach, with some patches of sand that are perfect for swimming. Just one hour from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, Langosta is an excellent place to spend a quiet day after being in the popular Tamarindo.

Tamarindo and Playa Langosta:
Tamarindo and Playa Langosta

Manuel Antonio National Park

On the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, covers a rough jungle, with white sand beaches and coral reefs. It is recognized for its huge diversity of fauna and tropical plants: from the three-toed sloths to the white-faced capuchin monkeys in danger of extinction. It is one of the world’s most beautiful parks. A really interesting aspect is that animals don´t feel afraid of humans. Nevertheless; it takes some time to find them.

three-toed sloths
three-toed sloths


This an awesome place, it is almost a city in the mountains. It is recognized for its biodiverse and cloudy forests. The famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve hosts an infinity of wildlife. Some samples are; jaguars, ocelots and the magnificent quetzal. In the marked trails of the reserve you can see ferns and orchids. Also, there are suspension bridges at high altitudes that allow you to walk all over the foliage of the forest.

Geotrygon costaricensis

As you can see visiting Costa Rica is an experience you can´t miss, these five destinies are just the beginning of a wonderful adventure.

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