Costa Rica Travel Guide

best places to visit in costa rica

With 20 years of experience flying all over the region, we have amounted loads of advice to help you plan your vacation to Costa Rica. Find the right destinations for your itinerary based on the activities, ecosystems and landmarks you hope to encounter during your travels, as well as advice from fellow adventurers.

First time visitors may wish to visit iconic destinations like the gorgeous white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio, home to four flourishing monkey tribes, or the endless coastline of Tamarindo, an internationally renowned surf Mecca. If you prefer the unexpected, there is a whole other side to Costa Rica that we would love to share with you from cloud forests to hidden waterfalls and active volcanoes, so read on for more details!

Costa Rica Beaches paradise

Beach retreats full of
sun & surf await on the
Caribbean and Pacific.
beaches in Costa Rica »

Visit Costa Rica Volcanos

Thermal waters,
mountains and seismic
surprises abound.
volcanoes in Costa Rica »

Costa Rica cloud forests

Explore the depths
of rainforests & Jungles
in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica rainforests »

National Parks
Monteverde National Park

Protected reserves
and national parks
cover 25% of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica National Parks »

Historic landmarks
Cartago Basilica

See the legacy left
by local tribes and
the arrival of Columbus.
Costa Rica landmarks »

Waterfall in Montezuma

Search for cascading
waters hidden all
over Costa Rica.
Costa Rica waterfalls »

Activities in costa rica

With so many exciting activities in Costa Rica and experiences to be had, the hardest part of planning your vacation is deciding what to do! No matter your preferences or the purpose of your visit, the natural beauty of Costa Rica appeals to everyone, young and old. The way you enjoy it is up to you.

Surfing in Costa Rica

Killer breaks nationwide
for phenomenal surfing.
Surfing Costa Rica »

Visit Costa Rica Golf

Prestigious golfing destination
with varied landscapes.
Golf in Costa Rica »

Costa Rica Snorkle

Unforgettable underwater
snorkeling adventures.
Snorkeling in Costa Rica »

Scuba diving in Costa Rica

Perfect diving destination
with warm waters and visibility.
Diving in Costa Rica »

Rafting costa rica

Get your heart pounding
on class III-IV category rapids.
Rafting in Costa Rica »

sport fishing costa rica

Thriving coastal waters
for exciting deep sea fishing.
Fishing Costa Rica »

planning your costa rica vacation

Once you have done your research, you can contact a Travel Planner from Nature Vacations to plan your Costa Rica vacation or book travel on your travel on your own. Should you come across any questions in your reading, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-235-9272 or send an email to