sights and wondrous vistas can be found all over the country
of Costa Rica.
Knowing what the Costa Rica attractions are will help
you get the most out of your trip. Visitors arrive here
and see the tour companies and feel overwhelmed by the
sheer amount of things to see and explore. The following
are the top things to do in Costa Rica or places tourists
will want to visit on a Costa Rica tour.
This is a protected cloud forest, which is a unique type
of mountain rainforest that usually has 100% humidity.
Platforms hundreds of feet in the air allow you prime
views of the rainforest canopy.
This is the most active volcano in the whole country,
and could be well be the highlight of your next Costa
Rica tour. Situated to the north of the capitol of San
Juan, this area is home to caves, Lake Arenal, and the
Tabacon Hot springs, which are fed by the volcano.
Turtugeuro National Park
This rainforest preserve is on the Atlantic coast. This
is where the rivers spill out into the ocean. Great fishing
and wildlife viewing of crocodiles of other animals can
be had at this, one of the most well-known Costa Rica
This is the pristine sanctuary of the Pacific. Home to
Tamarindo beach and a host of other surf spots, this is
a place where many tourists don"t bother to visit, but
that is well worth the added travel time. The winter months
are prime whale watching time and the best time of year
to take a Costa Rica tour.
Corcovado National Park
Mangroves, palm swamps and a blood weed forest are types
of vegetation in this seaside preserve. At the center
is a crocodile filled lagoon, making a visit here a thrilling
part of your Costa Rica adventure tour. Its many rivers
and streams provide habitat for the jaguars, giant anteaters
and tapers that live in the virgin rainforest.
Tabacon Hot Springs
This could very well be at the top of the list of things to do
in Costa Rica. There is a luxurious resort and spa
here at these natural geothermal springs, which are fed
by the Tabacon River, which is heated by the Arenal Volcano.
All the rooms have views of the volcanoes, as do the springs.
Only an hours" drive from the capitol, this is one of
the best things to see around the capitol of San Jose.
While not as impressive as Arenal, this volcano has a
sulfur lake inside one of its explosion craters. The area
is filled with ash so there is little vegetation near
the summit for an otherworldly experience unlike any other and
provides a great setting for your Costa Rica adventure tour.
White water rafting
The rainy season turn the calm rivers of Costa River into
raging whitewater rapids. Most of the rivers drain into
the Atlantic - a reward at the end of your Costa Rica adventure
This is actually one large island, and three smaller ones.
The unspoiled beaches are kept that way by the low impact
eco friendly tourism that is managed by the family that
inhabits the main island. Tortuga Island located off the
southern tip off the Nicoya peninsula and boasts incredible
views of the Pacific.
Costa Rica Surfing
Miles of beaches a vibrant, bustling waterfront and warm
85 degree water make the Pacific coast one of the top
Costa Rica attractions and a perfect setting for some
of the best surfing in the western hemisphere.