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Best Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica

By Viator, December 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 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

Birdwatching in Costa Rica

By Viator, July 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 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 31 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

Best Day Trips From San Jose

By Viator, July 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | 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

Surfing in Jaco

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | 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

San Jose Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 718 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

Volcanoes and National Parks

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 380 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

3 Days in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 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

Canopy Tours of Costa Rica

By Viator, August 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 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

Eco Adventure Theme Parks in Costa Rica

By Viator, August 2016

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Often dubbed the adventure capital of the Americas, Costa Rica is the destination of choice for thrill-seeking travelers?a country where you can zip-line through the jungle, raft down white-water ...  Read more

Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park

By Viator, June 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | 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

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

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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