Costa Rica is a spectacular country in every way. Due to its sensational landscape, its wildlife, its beaches, its inhabitants … you will not run out of activities to do in Costa Rica, the happiest countries in the world. You can discover its volcanoes, bathe in wild beaches and interact with all kinds of wonderful people. If you like adventure, this country will not disappoint you. Here are some suggestions to visit when coming to the land of “Pure Life”:
Get to know the charms of its capital San José.
The capital of Costa Rica is the most populous city in the country and the economic, social and cultural center of the Republic. Spending time in this enchanting place and admiring its many attractions is an unforgettable experience.
Cartago is one of the most interesting towns in the country. Located on the slopes of the Irazú Volcano, it is only 25 kilometers from San José. When you arrive, surely you will have a little else for the famous dams. Especially at rush hour. The city was founded in 1563 and was the first capital of the nation. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels; it is the main attraction being the second largest religious temple in the country. Every August 2, thousands of people from all parts of the country pilgrimage to the basilica for a traditional religious festivity. Also while in Cartago visit the Lankester Botanical Garden. They are maintained by the University of Costa Rica, which turned a private garden into a magnificent research center. Here you can enjoy more than 300 species of plants, especially orchids and epiphytes.
Climb the Irazú Volcano.
One of the most essential activities to do in Costa Rica, that you cannot miss on your visit, that is the Irazú Volcano. With 3432 meters of altitude, the Irazú is the highest volcano in Costa Rica. It is still active, although since 1994 no significant eruption is observed. Enjoy its five craters and admire the turquoise volcanic lagoon that has formed in the main crater that is one kilometer in diameter.
An hour’s walk from the peculiar town of Montezuma is this beautiful waterfall. Tourists and locals fight the suffocating heat of the area bathing in the pool that forms at the foot of the falls. Impressive to see how some locals climb to the top of the waterfall to the delight of visitors. To get there; follow the beach in the direction of Cabuya until you reach the Montezuma River.
The Tarcoles River and its crocodiles.
Although for the Ticos it is a common site, any tourist will be amazed to see how the crocodiles rest peacefully under the road that leads to the beaches of Puntarenas. You just have to look for a while from the bridge that crosses the river Tarcoles to enjoy this spectacle of nature.