Costa Rica is one of the pinch-me locations. The sunsets, the postcard-perfect beaches, exotic wildlife – it has it all. There are over 30 national parks and numerous stunning beaches.
Don’t get us started on the food and the culture.
We’ve researched and picked out the top 5 experiences to try in Costa Rica.
The Arenal region, dominated by the magnificent Arenal Volcano, is a hotspot for adventure seekers. Here, Volcano.cr offers unmissable experiences. You’ve got watersports boat rentals on the mesmerizing Lake Arenal – there are not many better ways to spend a summer’s day in Costa Rica.
After a day full of adventure, unwind at the ‘Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa’ for a luxurious hot spring experience. For dining, the ‘Restaurant Gingerbread’ is a top favorite. You can enjoy gourmet meals with a tropical twist with serene vibes. If this doesn’t make you never want to leave Costa Rica, we don’t know what will.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve is a world of misty forests and diverse wildlife. It’s a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers. Stay at the ‘Monteverde Lodge & Gardens’ for an immersive experience in the heart of the cloud forest.
Dining at ‘Tree House Restaurant’ in Santa Elena offers a chance to enjoy delicious meals in a unique setting, surrounded by the sounds of the forest. The scenery here is unlike anything you will have seen before.
San Jose, the vibrant capital – here is where the Costa Rican culture is really at. The food, the bustling streets, the funky bars: walking down the street is an experience alone. The city’s nightlife isn’t too bad either. The Hispanic culture knows how to party in Costa Rica – most clubs are open until the next morning
When it comes to food, this is the place to be. ‘Grano de Oro Restaurant‘ offers a fine dining experience with a menu featuring a fusion of Costa Rican and European cuisines. For a stay that combines luxury and history, check into the ‘Gran Hotel Costa Rica’, an iconic place right in the heart of the city.
Playa Manuel Antonio is that Instagram-worthy beach.
The perfect sands kiss blue water seas – sipping a cocktail on this beach has to be a form of therapy. There are multiple bars as you walk along. Cocos makes good cocktails. Stay for a sunset for an unforgettable finish to your day. This stunning beach, bordered by Manuel Antonio National Park, provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and luxury.
The ‘Parador Resort & Spa’ offers spectacular ocean views and top-notch amenities. Dining at ‘El Avion’, a restaurant set inside a converted airplane, offers great food and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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If you love animals, visiting the Rescue Centre Costa Rica is an enriching experience. This center rescues and rehabilitates local wildlife. Nearby, ‘Peace Lodge’ offers luxurious accommodations, allowing you to wake up to the sounds of the rainforest. Need more Costa Rica food goodness? A visit to ‘Restaurante Morpho’s’ in Santa Elena won’t disappoint.
From the volcanic landscapes of Arenal to the serene beaches of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is one to put on the bucket list. You can make this type of holiday as relaxing or as action-packed as you’d like – there’s something for everyone.