Beaches, Volcanos, National Parks and More
Located between Panama and Nicaragua in Central America, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world, making it full of incredible destinations, natural wonders and animal species to see. One vacation isn’t enough to see it all! In addition to pristine beaches and lush tropical rainforests, you’ll find national parks, volcanos, hot springs, cloud forests, botanical gardens, rivers and beautiful flora and fauna around every corner. Many people come to Costa Rica for its beautiful tropical beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts. And for good reason! You’re sure to find beachside bliss on one of the many popular beaches (playas) of Costa Rica! Popular spots include Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, Santa Teresa, Puerto Viejo – just to name a few of these Costa Rica attractions! Aside from beaches, Costa Rica is home to one of the most developed National Parks Systems in the world. There is an astonishing amount of the territory protected as either a national park, cloud forest, tropical rainforest, or reserve. Explore the rainforests, mangroves, wetlands that Costa Rica has preserved for all the world to appreciate and enjoy. And, if that weren’t enough – there are several volcanoes that are well worth the visit. Visitors flock from around the world to marvel at the Poas, Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja Volcanoes among others.
Don’t miss the cities or villages either! Costa Rica boasts a very safe and clean atmosphere in their cities, towns, and villages.
The best part about all the beautiful Costa Rica attractions is that they are all so close together!
Want to see an active volcano, national park, tropical rainforest and volcano in one day? Visit La Fortuna!
Or maybe you want to going hiking on hanging bridges or horseback riding through a cloud forest and spot several different bird species in Monteverde? The Monteverde Cloud Forest is perfect for you.
Looking for turtles, howler monkeys, tropical flora and fauna and boat tours? Visit Tortuguero!
Do you want to see scarlet macaws, crocodiles, a river and beautiful beaches? Go the the Jaco Costa Rica area and experience endless tours, the nearby Playa Hermosa and the lush Carara National Park.
Thinking about scuba diving off the Caribbean coast, exploring a tropical rainforest in search of howler monkeys, sloths and iguanas? Cahuita National Park, located in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, is perfect for you.
Does inshore sport fishing interest you? Visit Nicoya, located off the Pacific coast. From the Nicoya Peninsula you can also visit the San Lucas Island to see a historical prison that is now a tourist destination and national wildlife refuge.
Visitors vacationing in Costa Rica can literally have it all! Whatever area, destination or attraction you decide to visit on your next Costa Rica vacation, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible trip!