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Centering yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks – relax and enjoy the ride of Costa Rica.
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Top Sights & Places
for your itinerary
in San José
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around
in Southern Caribbean
Parque Nacional Isla del Coco
in Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa
Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal
in Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal
Museo de Jade
in San José
in Arenal & Around
Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismática
in San José
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
in Quepos to Uvita
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The 16 best things to do in Costa Rica
Feb 7, 2023 • 9 Min read
From water sports and mountain hikes to rainforest wildlife watching and cloud-forest birding, these are the best things to do in Costa Rica.
Tips & Advice
What to eat and drink in Costa Rica
Oct 24, 2022 • 5 Min read
Expect comfort food made with the country’s fresh and plentiful produce.
Wildlife watching away from the crowds on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
Aug 29, 2022 • 4 Min read
To hike in Corcovado National Park is to experience nature in all its blissful glory without the overwhelming crowds.
Costa Rica vs Panama: which Central American country is right for you?
Jun 28, 2022 • 7 Min read
Costa Rica and Panama offer a wealth of wildlife, untamed nature, and stunning beaches. So how do you choose which to visit? We can help you decide.
The best things to do with kids in Costa Rica, from surf beaches to jungle hikes
Jun 28, 2022 • 10 Min read
Costa Rica is the easy way to dive into Central America with kids in tow. Here are our top family adventures, from surf beaches to volcano hikes.
The top national parks in Costa Rica for hiking, volcanoes, wildlife and more
Apr 27, 2022 • 11 Min read
Whether you're looking for beaches, hikes, volcanoes or wildlife, here are 15 of the most majestic parks in this popular Central American country.
Checking in: Auberge Hacienda AltaGracia, a holistic Costa-Rican getaway
Mar 30, 2022 • 7 Min read
How Auberge Hacienda AltaGracia balances wellness, adventure and culinary touches in the mountains of Costa Rica.
Wildlife & Nature
Costa Rica’s 7 most unique places to stay include tropical igloos and tree houses
Feb 22, 2022 • 6 Min read
You’ve never seen accommodations quite like these unique places to stay in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica to introduce COVID-19 vaccine mandate: here's where to show proof
Dec 30, 2021 • 2 Min read
Beginning on January 8, Costa Rica will require proof of vaccination for access to hotels, resorts, bars, museums and restaurants.