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San Jose Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 215 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Bustling big city or nature’s haven? Whichever way you see it, San Jose offers plenty of excitement for the first time and returning visitor alike. In fact, its obvious architecture of tall ...  Read more

Best Outdoor Activities in Costa Rica

By Viator, December 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica may be small, but contained within its borders is a profound diversity of natural landscapes and environments — including two gorgeous coastlines, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, ...  Read more

Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The best way to introduce yourself to the natural beauty of Arenal Volcano National Park is to hike one of the park’s easy-to-navigate trails, which will take you through secondary rainforest and ...  Read more

Best Day Trips From San Jose

By Viator, June 2013

Tours & Tickets

San José makes an excellent base for exploring Costa Rica. For first-time visitors, the best way to make the most of these day-long excursions to take a guided tour, though some are doable on ...  Read more

Jaco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Upon arrival in the cheerfully scruffy center of Jaco (or, alternately, the luxuriously landscaped resort just north, Los Sueños), you’ll want to appreciate the view; Costa Rica’s Central ...  Read more

Surfing in Jaco

By Viator, March 2012

With its perfect and predictable sandy-bottomed beach break, flanked by more challenging waves on either side, Jaco has long been a top draw for the international surfing set. Waves are kicky enough ...  Read more

Top 5 Beaches in Jaco

By Viator, March 2012

Jaco, with its endless options for lodging, dining, and nightlife, makes a fine and festive base for exploring area beaches on Costa Rica’s gorgeous Central Pacific Coast. Don’t limit yourself! With ...  Read more

3 Days in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, March 2012

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The majestic gray cone of Costa Rica’s most famous volcano, Arenal, has the frustrating habit of veiling itself in thick clouds about 80% of the time. That’s why clever travelers plan to spend a few ...  Read more

Volcanoes and National Parks

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

San Jose in Costa Rica is many things to many people. Looming skyscrapers, glitzy malls, busy businessmen and a fast-paced lifestyle is perhaps the more obvious appearance to those visiting on ...  Read more

Costa Rica in Rainy Season

By Paige , Nicaragua, November 2012

Everyone knows that the best time to visit Costa Rica is in dry season, from mid-December through April or so, when the sun is shining and prices are at a premium. Or is it? Costa Rica is a popular ...  Read more

La Fortuna Waterfall

By Paige , Nicaragua, November 2012

Though Arenal Volcano is no longer spewing lava, the neighboring town of La Fortuna remains a great base for all sorts of activities, including hiking, horseback rides, canopy tours, spelunking and ...  Read more

Traveling With Children in Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2012

Friendly and beautiful, Costa Rica is a fine destination to introduce children to the adventure of travel. Though still a developing country, it boasts some of the best tourism infrastructure in ...  Read more

Wildlife Encounters in Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2012

One of the best reasons to visit Costa Rica is to see the wildlife, obsessively protected by both the government and private interests, and often easily spotted from beautifully maintained trails in ...  Read more

Tortuga Island in Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

The most popular island escape off Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is this idyllic spot—actually two neighboring islets, Alcatraz and Tolinga—known as Isla Tortuga, or Turtle Island. Its rugged, rocky ...  Read more

What to Eat in Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

Some say that you don’t come to Costa Rica for the food. And it’s true that the simple, tasty, healthy cuisine of this beautiful country just can’t compare to its glorious beaches, cool mountains, ...  Read more

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