10 Must-visit places in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Central America and with good reason. It’s also a great retirement destination for many people around the world who want to enjoy their golden years amidst beautiful beaches, a lovely weather and a chill lifestyle.
But if you’re going to visit this blessed land for the first time and don’t know where to begin. Here’s a list of the 10 places you must visit during your trip to beautiful Costa Rica.
- Arenal Volcano National Park
Is a 29,692-acre national park full of muscular volcanoes that can be seen from the misty forest. The landscapes are the epitome of a majestic Central American forest.
- Manuel Antonio National Park
Deemed one of the world’s best natural destinations, these stunning beaches, lovely hiking trails and picturesque streets packed with activities for the tourists is, no doubt, a must-see destination.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is located in Costa Rica’s central Highlands, and it offers a unique experience to anyone who visits and wants to explore its dreamy , forest-y landscapes.
- Poás Volcano National Park
An active yet tame volcano that you should visit if you’re feeling adventurous.
If you’re in the mood for surfing, Tamarindo is the place for you. Playa Grande in Tamarindo, not only offers some of the best waves, but also amazing restaurants and bars for eating and drinking after your surfing sessions.
- Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Craving a Caribbean vibe? This is the biggest beachy, party town close to the Caribbean sea and it’s fairly close to Panama.
If you’re looking for luxury resorts, the Papagayo Gulf in Northern Guanacaste is the perfect destination for you.
Its Afro-Caribbean vibe offers a special charm but unlike Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero is still not that popular with the tourists which makes it even more desirable as a destination if you want to enjoy a chill weekend by the beach.
- Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park.
Finding your way to Drake Bay means embarking on an off-beat journey. However it’s definitely worth your while.
The Nicoya Peninsula is home of this chilled-out beach town deemed a paradise for backpackers.