Las Cataratas de Los Chorros
About 7km southeast of Grecia, toward Flores and Tacares, are two gorgeous waterfalls and a swimming hole surrounded by picnic tables....
La Casona del Maíz
La Casona del Maíz is usually jam-packed with families enjoying the spectacular Tico country cooking. The menu is heavy on the grilled...
Zoo Ave information
About 10km west of Alajuela, you’ll find this well-designed animal park sheltering more than 115 species of birds on colorful, squawking display in a relaxing 14-hectare setting. The zoo houses all four species of Costa Rican monkey, wild cats, reptiles and other native critters, many of which are rescues. Though technically a zoo, it is also an important animal-breeding center that aims to reintroduce native species into the wild; admission fees fund wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release and conservation programs.
The park recently opened both a restaurant and a canopy tour with four platforms. Adults can zip-line for US$21, kids for US$15.