The Best Things to Do in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline

Popular things to do in Costa Rica

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs La Fortuna
4.4
Duration: 4h 30 min
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park Tortuguero
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Beach
Playa Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Things to do in Costa Rica range from relaxing on sandy beaches like Playa Santa Teresa, to river rafting and horseback riding tours. Adventurous travelers, as well as ardent nature lovers, come to discover Costa Rica's diverse wildlife and pristine national parks, like Tortuguero and Arenal. A guided tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve provides indispensable and enlightening insight into the ecology of the region. When you get tired of adventure, arrange a spa day at Tabacon Hot Springs, a luxurious five-star complex sited at the base of a mighty volcano.

Tours in Costa Rica

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Jaco
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Tamarindo
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Costa Rica

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Manuel Antonio
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Playa Flamingo
4.8
Duration: 5 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Quepos
4.6
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Costa Rica

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Nature / Park
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Cano Negro
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
Park
Bogarin Trail La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cave
Venado Caves Arenal Volcano National Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Costa Rica

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Nature / Park
Proyecto Asis La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Nature Observatorio Manzanillo
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Nature / Park
Tarantulas Way Cahuita
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
Vic-Tours Carara
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Nature / Park
Toucan Rescue Ranch San Isidro
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Visitor Center
Samara-Carrillo Info Center Playa Samara
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Water Sport
Dream On Sport Fishing Playas del Coco
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

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Places to visit in Costa Rica

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