Costa Rica Traveler Guides & Advice

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Surfing in Jaco

By Viator, February 2018

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

With a mix of gentle waves and more challenging surf breaks, Jaco Beach (Playa Jaco) offers a fun experience for both advanced surfers and first-timers. Indeed, the Costa Rica resort is renowned as ...  Read more

Top Beaches in Jaco

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Famous for its white sands, world-class surf, and electric nightlife, Jaco is one of the most popular beach resorts along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. The laid-back coastal town is also an ...  Read more

Ecoadventure Theme Parks in Costa Rica

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica’s jungle, cloud forests, and waterfalls comprise a veritable natural playground for adrenaline junkies. But sometimes adventure can compromise local environment and wildlife. ...  Read more

Where to Go Bird-Watching in Costa Rica

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica, home to an incredible 850 different bird species, is a bird-watcher’s paradise. From the tropical rain forests of the Nicoya Peninsula to the mountaintop cloud forests around San Jose ...  Read more

Rain Forest Canopy Tours from San Jose

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 172 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With almost a quarter of the country covered in lush rain forest, and with a reputation as Central America’s adventure capital, Costa Rica is the perfect place for a rainforest canopy tour. Here are ...  Read more

Top Hiking Trails in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of Costa Rica’s top hiking destinations, Arenal Volcano National Park offers a range of hiking trails that wind through wildlife-rich rainforest and old lava flows, all anchored by one of the ...  Read more

Jaco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 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

Top Day Trips From San Jose

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

After experiencing the culture of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, it’s time to venture out to the rainforests, beaches, and wildlife found in the rest of the country. Here are your options ...  Read more

Best Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica

By Viator, December 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 118 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica may be small, but this country is full of striking coastlines, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and rainforests—making it the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers and ...  Read more

3 Days in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 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

San Jose Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 910 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

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