Costa Rica has chosen ecotourism with force and you will understand why. With its lush rainforests, volcanoes, paradisiacal beaches and so incredible biodiversity, you would never stop admiring it. Our country will always be an ideal place to visit and enjoy the adventure in many ways.
Our Top 10 of the best places in Costa Rica:
1. Manuel Antonio and the national parks of Costa Rica
It is one of the most known natural parks of all that cover Costa Rica. The country could be practically divided into reserves and parks, and there would be no solitary corner because if anything stands out Costa Rica is for its vegetation and biodiversity.
The Manuel Antonio National Park, in the province of Puntarenas, is one of the most spectacular. Its paradisiacal beaches, its air of relaxation and vegetation, and its fauna make everyone who enters does not want to leave; that is, if you watch out for the little animals then you will not want to miss the raccoon monkeys; they will be likely to steal your food as part of the adventure.
2. Monteverde cloud forest
It is one of the natural jewels of Costa Rica, as it has one of the few forests of this type that still exists in the world. International scientific research is attracted year after year. It is located in the Sierra de Tilarán, and is home to more than 25% of the world’s biodiversity approximately 10% of its flora is endemic.
The town of Santa Elena offers a wide variety of hotels and restaurants as well as a wide range of adventure and recreation activities including a new activity involving climbing rappel-style rope trees.
3. Tortuguero channels
It represents the 2nd largest wetland in the country and is considered by many visitors as the ‘Amazon of Costa Rica’ for its natural richness and great biodiversity. It is located in the north of the Costa Rican Caribbean and you can only access the area by boat or plane.
4. Puerto Viejo
In the Caribbean area, 2 people identify themselves by their cultural richness both of Afro-descendant and indigenous nuances, forming a unique mixture in the country. Its gastronomy, music, and customs make this area a wonderful attraction for enchanted visitors as they enjoy the sun and the rain forest that arrives at the seashore.
5. Irazú Volcano
It is located in the central volcanic mountain range, about 31 kilometers away from the city of Cartago. Irazú is another attractive volcano and the highest in the country. It reaches 3,432 meters above sea level. Its name has an indigenous origin, ‘Istarú’, which means ‘a hill of trembling and thunder’.
6. Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna area
It is a town located in the northern plains, home of the majestic Arenal volcano and one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica for its natural geological richness. It has a wide tourist offer. Its hot springs from the Arenal Volcano are rich in minerals associated with well-being.
7. Corcovado National Park
Located north of the Osa Peninsula, they are Corcovado National Park and Drake Bay. It is one of the sites with less tourist flow but with a wonderful and unique natural and archaeological wealth in the country.
Corcovado is considered a site with the highest concentration of flora and fauna in the country, becoming a mega-biodiverse area, which is why it is also known as our country’s zoo.
8. Guanacaste beaches
The province of Guanacaste houses dozens of beautiful beaches in its 200 kilometers of Costa Pacifica, some of them internationally recognized for their beauty and for the activities they do in the surroundings such as snorkeling, diving, sailing trips, among others.
9. Poás Volcano
It is located in the central volcanic mountain range, about 2,700 meters above sea level. This volcano has long been one of the most visited places in the country because of its proximity to the central valley; additionally, it boasts one of the largest geyser craters in the world.
Finally, our top 10 is occupied by Provincial and San Gerardo de Dota.
Both the towns of Provincial and San Gerardo de Dota belong to the area of the saints, recognized for the high-quality of its coffee and its particularly beautiful landscapes.