In Costa Rica you will find a lot of natural- highlights. Anyway, you cannot discover everything in Costa Rica in one journey. Here we list a summary of the most exciting highlights of Costa Rica, ordered by region: many details and more information about the highlights can be found on the pages of each region.
The area around the capital San José is beautiful and has a lot of attractions for travelers. It’s worth staying a couple of days there, to discover the beauty of the nearby volcanoes, National parks, rivers, cities and forests.
Here you'll find the Volcanoes Póas, Irazú & Turrialba (which is the most active one in Costa Rica in this moment), have a lot of national parks and offers for adventure tourism.
A visit to San José is obligatory at least for a couple of hours. We recommend to stay in an Hotel outside, but near the City (Hotel near San José) and discover the beauty of central valley from there.
The volcanoes north of the central valley and the plains until the border with Nicaragua are very beautiful and offer many natural attractions and small wonders to discover. Most famous are Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Caño negro wildlife.
The beaches and the flatland from Guanacaste and the northern pacific coast with the Nicoya Peninsula are called the sun coast from Costa Rica. There are many, many very beautiful beaches, great climate all the year and some more attractions like the volcanoes Orosi and Rincon de la vieja.
The central pacific coast is very close to the central valley and offers a perfect touristic infrastructure and very interesting National parks. As this coast is very nearby to San José, on weekends it will be crowded.
Known worldwide for the immense and virgin rainforests the southern Region offers adventure and nature pure. The Osa Peninsula and Corcovado national park are the most famous places to visit in the South.
The landscape and the people at the east- coast in Costa Rica are very different from the West- coast. The beautiful Tortuguero National Park is only one big attraction in this area.