Costa Rica Vacations: Three Popular Places to Visit

Between its beautiful beaches, active volcanos, wild jungles, and refreshing thermal spas, Costa Rica offers experiences that will match whatever mood you are in on your vacation. Here are several places you’ll want to make sure you see.

La Fortuna

This agricultural town is at the base of Arenal Hill (Cerro Arenal) which erupted after nearly 400 years of dormancy in 1968 and affected the villages of Pueblo Nuevo, San Luís and Tabacón. This brought about a massive growth in tourism in the area and since then it has become one of the most well-known places to visit. It offers excellent options for hiking trails around Arenal Hill as well as white water rafting. You also won’t want to miss La Fortuna Waterfall which has a set of stairs that leads to the pool. It has the perfect scenery for taking photos.

Playa Montezuma

This beach town is bordered by the jungle and has teal blue water that is at the perfect temperature for swimming. Just where the beach ends, you’ll find a trail that leads to Piedra Colorada cove which has a small waterfall that forms into a freshwater pool. For those of you who love adventure, you can take surf lessons and rent boards at the shops around town.


You’ll find a beautiful white sand beach here. It’s also known for the various outdoor adventure activities you can book such as ATV and zip-line tours, catamaran cruises, sure lessons and fishing. There are two major attractions here: Crocodile Bridge and Manuel Antonio Park. For those who are more brave, Crocodile Bridge offers boat rides where you can see the crocodiles more closely. The park is one of Costa Rica’s most famous ones and you’ll find a thick forest and many exotic animals including howler monkeys, macaws, iguanas and more. You can opt to get a tour if you’d like.

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