The most important breeding ground for the green turtle - Tortuguero, the Costa Rican version of the Amazon rainforest, dominates the northern coast. This is easily one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in Costa Rica.
Tamarindo is a picturesque town with a great nightlife and an amazing surfing culture. This town has become also one of the most famous places for surfing; in fact, most of the Costa Rica surf vacation packages include this destination, since it is recommended for both beginners and pro surfers too.
With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood and cheery vibe, this town is the next great south-of-the-border destination. Once a sleepy fishing village, Santa Teresa is now an increasingly luxurious surfer’s paradise filled with people who have made this particular fantasy their reality.
For most, San Jose is simply a stop-over point on their way in or out of Costa Rica.
However, the city is certainly fascinating in it's own right. Given it's high altitude, the city boasts an average year-round temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, a perfect climate for exploring.
Uvita serves as the base for visits to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, a pristine marine reserve famous for its migrating pods of humpback whales and its virtually abandoned wilderness beaches.
Puerto Viejo is one of those little spots that you just can't help falling in love with. The town used to be a sleepy fishing village, but has grown into a popular tourist destination, especially with the younger crowd.
Pacuare Lodge combines luxurious appointments, unmatched service, and celebrated sustainability philosophy with the natural gifts that the Pacuare River offers.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Consisting of 1,700 acres of land and over 130,000 acres of water, it’s the smallest national park in Costa Rica, The size is irrelevant, however, as it has been rated as one of the 12 most beautiful national parks by Forbes in 2014 and is one of the most visited parks in the country.
Home to an impressive eight different ecological, Monteverde is one of the rarest habitats on earth. Given this unique atmosphere, the region offers an abundance of interesting flora and fauna.
The draws of Montezuma are its many quiet beaches, thick forest, and wildlife like monkeys, butterflies, and birds. One of the things that makes it unique is its almost bohemian feel. Though small, Montezuma is a vibrant community, made up of like-minded expats and locals.
Dominical is the definition of laid back, and offers a rare glimpse into what Costa Rica used to look like, well before mass tourism took over the country.
This little beach town has no paved roads or fancy restaurants. All establishments in town are small, family run businesses, which welcome you in with open arms.
Corcovado National Park
Located on the remote Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado National Park is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and one of the absolute best places to spot wildlife in Costa Rica.
This remote haven remains well off the beaten path, and its isolated location allows the destination to remain undiscovered.
Perched along Costa Rica’s sunny Caribbean Coast, the stunning black sand beaches of Cahuita remain well off the beaten path. This tranquil little spot is one of the most exotic and relaxing in all of the Limon province, far away from the masses.
Arenal is one of Costa Rica’s crown jewels.
Rising majestically from the country’s lush northern plains, the jungle-clad volcano is perfectly symmetrical, and is constantly spewing fiery orange lava. Arenal is certainly a site to behold.
Lapa Rios Lodge protects 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforest. In this immersive destination, the real luxury is in living and breathing the jungle. Every inch is waiting to be discovered.
This area is home to some of the country’s most important natural heritage and boasts a large amount of protected land. With its warm climate, spectacular nature, and incomparable landscapes, this destination is all about the outdoors.
Located just south of Playa Sámara, Playa Carrillo is smaller, prettier and far less crowded. Development is limited to hammocks strung between palm trees and pushcart vendors selling cold coconut water. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Carillo is lined with palm trees and chalk-colored sand.