Costa Rica

Costa Rica Travel Tips

Hot Springs of Arenal Volcano

By Paige , Nicaragua, June 2015

When an active volcano like Arenal, erupting almost continuously since 1968, meets a moist and well-watered rainforest, things can get a little steamy. Welcome to one of the most geothermal regions ...  Read more

Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, June 2015

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

3 Days in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 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

Surfing in Jaco

By Viator, June 2015

Tours & Tickets

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

Volcanoes and National Parks

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 228 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

Best Day Trips From San Jose

By Viator, May 2015

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

San Jose Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 398 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, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 163 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

Birdwatching in Costa Rica

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The thick rainforests of tropical Costa Rica are home to some 850 unique species of birds. As a result, this tiny country stationed between Nicaragua and Panama, is one of the best places for ...  Read more

Jaco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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

Canopy Tours of Costa Rica

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It?s possible to wiz through the rain forest on a high-flying zip line, but slightly less-thrilling?though equally scenic?canopy tours offer travelers a calmer way to experience the wonder of the ...  Read more

Jade Museum

By David J , March 2013

This small museum in central San Jose, Costa Rica, holds the world?s largest collection of American jade, containing a vast array of jewelry and artifacts, as well as an exhibit that offers a ...  Read more

Ziplining in Costa Rica

By David J , February 2013

More than a quarter of Costa Rica is covered in rainforests, and one of the best ways to explore these enchanting ecosystems is via a zipline. First developed by American scientists, who wanted to ...  Read more

Bird watching in Costa Rica

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, February 2013

Costa Rica is teeming with exotic wildlife with lush rainforests populated with everything from exuberant monkeys to menacing crocodiles; sloths slinking in the shadows and jungle pathways misted ...  Read more

Carara National Park

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, January 2013

Costa Rica is full of nature reserves and wildlife parks, but one of the most popular is the Carara National Park, an easy day trip just 2 hours drive from San Jose and a key attraction for cruise ...  Read more

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