Great places to see in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is full of amazing places to visit. It seems like every place you read about is a must see. Most places feature incredible activities and offer their own tourist attractions. Here are some of the places you should consider visiting.

Arenal Volcano

The Arenal area has no shortage of sites to see. It offers a unique experience due to the hot springs around the area. You can take a trip to the top of the mountain by hiking, vehicle, ATV or even horseback. While there you can enjoy zip lines, swings, tours and of course swimming in the hot springs. There are several resorts surrounding the hot springs in a wide range of prices.


The southern Pacific coast to Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful. It also is usually not too crowded either. Quepos has plenty of beaches to explore and all the activities you would expect. You can go snorkeling, take surf lessons, go on tours on either ATV, horseback or even in a boat.

Manual Antonio

This area not only features great beaches but opportunities to see the wildlife. Manual Antonio has all the usual activities but is also known for having a large amount of animal refuges and tours. If seeing the wildlife is what you are after you won´t be disappointed here. This area is also a national park protected by Costa Rica.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

The cloud forest is a completely unique area. High in the rainforest you will see many hiking trails with bridges that go straight through the clouds. You will feel like you are in another world here. The area also feature many of the typical attractions as well.

Playa Samara

Another beach that is located in Guanacaste. While it may be a bit of a trip from San Jose, it is well worth it. Playa Samara is a picture perfect beach that does not see a lot of traffic. It also features calm waves making it a great destination for the whole family.

Cerro Chirripo

Cerro Chirripo is the highest point in Costa Rica. From the peak you can see both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The views from this location will be completely unmatched by anything in Costa Rica. If you can fit this into your itinerary you will get an appreciation for just how beautiful Costa Rica really is.