Top Destinations

Costa Rica's Top Destinations offer visitors a wide range of activities and accommodations that have attracted visitors from all over the world. In many of these destinations, visitors are captivated by the unique natural landscape and habitat. Other visitors are drawn to a destination’s developed tourism infrastructure with tours, nightlife, and restaurant options.


One of Costa Rica's most notable natural features is the Arenal Volcano. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors.

Cool, misty cloudforest and deep green foliage is what has made Monteverde an absolute hot spot for eco tourism in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors.

Bird Watching   Tram   Zip Lines  

Set high above the enchanting national park, Manuel Antonio boasts world-class views and beaches. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors.

Zip Lines   Hiking   Guided Tours  

Once a quiet surf beach and fishing hamlet, Tamarindo has evolved to be the area’s most developed and accessible tourist town. Rated 7.9/10 by visitors.

Shopping   Surfing   Night Life/Bars & Rest  

Santa Teresa is an excellent place to do just that so be prepared to kickback and unwind. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors.

Surfing   ATV Tours  

Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, the Central Valley and is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica. Rated 7.7/10 by visitors.

Kayaking   Zip Lines   Surfing  

Known for its laidback attitude and famous for it's surfing, Puerto Viejo beckons visitors to come experience Costa Rica’s eccentric side. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors.

Snorkeling   Night Life/Bars & Rest   Hiking  

Resting on the northern side of the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is an adventure-seekers paradise. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors.

Bird Watching   Hiking   Scuba Diving  

Encompassed by the scenic Guanacaste Mountain Range, the Rincon de la Vieja cinder volcano sits amid 34,800 acres of national park territory. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors.

Hot Springs   Rappel   Zip Lines  

The Caribbean Coast is home to the beautiful town of Tortuguero and it's National Park. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors.

Turtle Nestling Tour   Guided Tours   Boat Tours  

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