Costa Rica Travel Guide Explore a microcontinent of travel opportunities.

Discover Costa Rica

Costa Rica travel really does have something for everyone. From yoga in a crisp, cool cloud forest or spotting countless local fauna while hiking a dense rainforest to fantastic resorts with thriving nightlife to boutique hotels and restaurants, Costa Rica’s a prime place to relax, unwind, and adventure. The true gem of Costa Rica travel lies in its incredibly diverse ecosystems, from dry deciduous forests to lush wetlands, open savanna to both Pacific and Atlantic beaches, and the unique pride of its prolific wildlife so easily accessible to the casual traveler.

We’ve got a pretty good handle on diverse travel, too. Look below for travel guides for the first-time Costa Rica visitor as well as the seasoned traveler. If just visiting isn’t enough anymore, we’ve also got an expert guide book for those who dream of living abroad in Costa Rica.

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Planning Your Trip

If You Have…

One week: Visit Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, and Monteverde.

Two weeks: Add Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja, Playa Grande, Tamarindo, and Nosara.

Three weeks: Add Manuel Antonio and the Osa Peninsula.

Four weeks: Add Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Cahuita, and Puerto Viejo.

Costa Rica Trip Itineraries

Make your first–or second–trip to Costa Rica easy with some expert suggestions.

Where to Go in Costa Rica

For such a small destination, there’s plenty to see and do. Customize your travel with these tips.

Recreation in Costa Rica

With adventures as diverse as its landscape, adventure travel in Costa Rica is a cinch.

Other Costa Rica Articles

We promised there was something for everyone in Costa Rica travel.


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