Costa Rica Travel Maps

Costa Rica

Color map of Costa Rica

Map of Costa Rica

Map of National Parks and Protected Areas in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s National Parks and Protected Areas

San José

The bustling capital city is a handy hub for forays farther afield. The city boasts superb restaurants, thriving nightlife, and great hotels.

Map of Greater San José, Costa Rica

Greater San José

Map of San José (West), Costa Rica

San José (West)

Map of San José (Central), Costa Rica

San José (Central)

Map of San José (East)

San José (East)

Map of Downtown San José, Costa Rica

Downtown San José

Map of San José (San Pedro), Costa Rica

San José (San Pedro)

Map of Bus Terminals in San José, Costa Rica

San José Bus Terminals

The Central Highlands

Map of the Central Highlands, Costa Rica

Central Highlands

Map of Escazú, Costa Rica


Map of Central Highlands Detail, Costa Rica

Central Highlands (Detail)

Map of Alajuela, Costa Rica


Map of Sarchí, Costa Rica


Map of Heredia, Costa Rica


Map of The Slopes of Barva Volcano, Costa Rica

The Slopes of Barva Volcano

Map of Cartago, Costa Rica


Map of the Orosi-Cachí Valley, Costa Rica

Orosi-Cachí Valley

The Caribbean Coast

This humid zone is notable for its Afro-Caribbean culture. Offbeat Cahuita and Puerto Viejo draw surfers and backpackers and serve as departure points for treks into indigenous reserves.

Map of The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

The Caribbean Coast

Map of Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

Puerto Limón

Map of Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado, Costa Rica

Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado

Map of Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Map of Cahuita, Costa Rica


Map of Central Cahuita, Costa Rica

Central Cahuita

Map of Puerto Viejo and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo and Vicinity

Map of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo

Map of Playa Cocles to Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Playa Cocles to Manzanillo

The Northern Zone

The northern lowland is a center for active adventures focused around Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal. Hiking, hot springs, horseback riding, and zip-line adventures are popular.

Map of The Northern Zone of Costa Rica

The Northern Zone

Map of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica

Ciudad Quesada

Map of La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna

Map of Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano National Park

Map of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

Lake Arenal

Map of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and Vicinity

Guanacaste and the Northwest

The northwest is distinct for its climate and dry tropical forests. This is also cowboy country; numerous ranches double as eco-centers at the base of volcanoes. The big draw is Monteverde, a mountain idyll boasting attractions and activities that will hold your attention for days.

Map of Guanacaste and the Northwest, Costa Rica

Guanacaste and the Northwest

Map of Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Map of Cañas, Costa Rica


Map of Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Monteverde and Santa Elena

Map of Liberia, Costa Rica


Map of Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks, Costa Rica

Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks

The Nicoya Peninsula

This region is known for its white-sand beaches linked by an unpaved coastal road that may require fording rivers. Scuba diving, surfing, and sportfishing are key draws. Playa Grande and Ostional are important nesting sites for marine turtles.

Map of The Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Nicoya Peninsula

Map of Nicoya, Costa Rica


Map of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Santa Cruz

Map of Playas del Coco and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco and Vicinity

Map of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco

Map of Playa Flamingo and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Playa Flamingo and Vicinity

Map of Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Playa Grande

Map of Tamarindo, Costa Rica


Map of Nosara, Costa Rica


Map of Playa Sámara to Carrillo, Costa Rica

Playa Sámara to Carrillo

Map of Playa Sámara, Costa Rica

Playa Sámara

Map of Punta Coyote to Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Punta Coyote to Manzanillo

Map of Malpaís and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Malpaís and Santa Teresa

Central Pacific

Forest-clad mountains hem a narrow coastal plain fringed by beaches. Jacó, Costa Rica’s most developed resort, is popular with the party crowd. Tárcoles is great for crocodile safaris; Parque Nacional Carara offers worldclass bird-watching; and Manuel Antonio combines all manner of wildlife encounters with a huge selection of fine lodging and dining.

Map of Central Pacific Costa Rica

Central Pacific

Map of Jacó, Costa Rica


Map of Quepos, Costa Rica


Map of Downtown Quepos, Costa Rica

Downtown Quepos

Map of Quepos to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Quepos to Manuel Antonio

Map of Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Quepos & Manuel Antonio

Map of Dominical and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Dominical and Vicinity

Map of Uvita, Costa Rica


Map of Ojochal, Costa Rica


Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula

Soaking rains nurture the forests of Parque Nacional Corcovado. The humble port of Golfito is a base for sportfishing and forays to remote rainforest lodges. Kilometerlong waves wash up at surf capital Pavones. Tucked-away Drake Bay is good for diving and whale-watching excursions and trips to Isla del Caño, an erstwhile indigenous ceremonial site.

Map of Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula

Map of The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Osa Peninsula

Map of Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

Puerto Jiménez

Map of Golfito, Costa Rica


Map of Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica

Ciudad Neily

South-Central Costa Rica

The nation’s Cinderella region draws birders and nature lovers to Los Cusingos and Wilson Botanical Garden. Hale and hearty adventure seekers follow the trail up Chirripó, the nation’s highest mountain; the trailhead is accessed by one of several Shangri-la valleys that lead into the rugged Parque Internacional La Amistad. Indigenous communities exist in isolation, but the easy-to-reach village of Boruca offers an initiation.

Map of South-Central Costa Rica

South-Central Costa Rica

Map of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

San Isidro de El General

Map of Chirripó and Vicinity, Costa Rica

Chirripó and Vicinity

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