Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa

Parque Nacional Isla del Coco

Around 500km southwest of the Costa Rica mainland, Isla del Coco is a natural wonder that teems with wildlife, including the largest schools of hammerhead sharks on the planet. For that reason, divers descend from a…
Top Choice Gardens in San Vito

Wilson Botanical Garden

Covering 10 hectares and surrounded by 355 hectares of natural forest, world-class Wilson Botanical Garden, established by Robert and Catherine Wilson in 1963 and thereafter becoming internationally known for its co…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in San Gerardo de Rivas

Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

About 2km past the trailhead to Cerro Chirripó you will find the entrance to the mystical, magical Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. Covering 283 hectares on the side of Cerro Chirripó, this private reserve is an ongoing …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Sierpe

Sitio Arqueológico Finca 6

This site offers the best opportunity to view the mysterious pre-Columbian spheres created by the Diquís civilization between 300 BC and 1500 AD, in their originally discovered locale, near culturally significant mo…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Pavones

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Set on a verdant hillside between Pavones and Punta Banco, Tiskita Jungle Lodge consists of 100 hectares of virgin forest and a huge orchard, which produces more than 125 varieties of tropical fruit. Trails wind thr…
Top Choice National Park in Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa

Parque Nacional Chirripó

While much of the Cordillera de Talamanca is difficult to access, Costa Rica’s highest peak, Cerro Chirripó (3820m), is the focus of popular two-day ascents from San Gerardo de Rivas. Most hikers go up to Crestones …
Farm in Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce

Finca Köbö

About 8km south of La Palma, Finca Köbö is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true (in fact köbö means ‘dream’ in Ngöbere). The 20-hectare finca (farm) is dedicated to the organic cultivation of fruits and vegetables an…
Farm in Santa María de Dota

Queso Pacheco

Queso is not Costa Rica’s strong suit, but this little cheese operation, run by a former president’s son, is one example to the contrary. Abel Pacheco has been living on this remote farm with his wife since the '80s…
Beach in Bahía Drake to Corcovado

Playa San Josecito

South of Río Claro, Playa San Josecito is the longest stretch of white-sand beach on this side of the Península de Osa. It is popular with swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers, though you’ll only find it crowded at l…
Gardens in Playas San Josecito, Nicuesa & Cativo

Casa Orquideas

This vibrant botanical garden can only be reached by boat and is well worth the effort. Expats have been lovingly maintaining it for more than 40 years, and it features some truly magical plants including a variety …