Red-eyed frog on a ginger flower, Costa Rica

Where to visit in Costa Rica

From rainforest and cloudforest to volcanoes and both Pacific and Caribbean beaches, Costa Rica has a wealth of wonderful places to visit. We tailor-make all our holidays, so let us talk with you about the best places to go in Costa Rica taking into account your interests and who you’re travelling with.

We enjoyed every minute of our trip in Costa Rica. It lived up to and exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it to anyone with an interest or love for nature. We felt it was a very unique and magical place and it has left us with many wonderful memories that we will treasure for years to come.

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Places to go in Costa Rica

Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.

Hanging bridges walk, Arenal volcano, Costa Rica © AGMarks

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is an iconic sight with exciting nearby activities such as hanging bridges and ziplines.

Corcovado. A rare margay, Costa Rica © OProsicky,Shutterstock

Osa Peninsula, Corcovado & Golfo Dulce

For the very best of Costa Rica’s wildlife.

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica © RBas,Shutterstock

Manuel Antonio & the south Pacific

Wildlife-filled rainforest reaches down to beautiful beaches

Hummingbird in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica © DanielBlindt

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Explore the mist-enveloped cloudforest with its lush vegetation, exotic birds, monkeys and sloths as you cross hanging bridges high above the forest floor.

Spider monkey, Costa Rica © DanielBlindt

Tortuguero National Park

Visit Tortuguero for an introduction to the rainforest, waterways and wildlife of Costa Rica plus the chance to see turtles laying their eggs in season.

Pura Vida in Costa Rica © MGrip,Shutterstock

Nicoya Peninsula, Pacific

The beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula are among the best in Costa Rica with hotels to match, the ideal location for watersports and sunbathing.

Red-eyed frog, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica © Shutterstock

Sarapiqui & Pacuare

Nature and adventure await in Sarapiqui’s wildlife-rich rainforest and the fast-flowing Sarapiqui and Pacuare rivers, ideal for rafting.

Arenal volcano erupting in 2010, Costa Rica © Shutterstock

Volcanoes in Costa Rica

Visit Costa Rica's volcanoes including Arenal and Poas

Puerto Viejo, Caribbean coast, Costa Rica © CYoung,Shutterstock

Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's southern Caribbean has a laid-back Afro-Caribbean vibe and great beaches.

National Theatre of San Jose, Costa Rica © Atonaltzin,Shutterstock

San Jose & the Central Valley

Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, lies in the country’s central valley, a large plateau ringed by mountains, coffee plantations, rainforest, cloud forest and volcanoes.

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