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Experience Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica
Post Last Modified – January 30, 2024 ¦

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7 Wonderful Places To Experience In Costa Rica

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We are still yet to visit Costa Rica, so when my collaborating guest author offered some insight on this beautiful country, I jumped at the oportunity. Below, is a little inspiration for everyone to …

🌺 Experience Costa Rica! 🌺

Many visitors from around the globe come to 🌴 Experience Costa Rica every year, to visit its breathtaking tourist attractions.

In 2018, Costa Rica was named as the most visited country in Central America, recording around 3 million foreign tourists. We have had a number of family members vacation in Costa Rica and they absolutely loved it!

This achievement is very well-deserved and comes as no surprise. The country has a lot to offer when it comes to; tropical national parks, waterfalls, cloud forests and beaches, that can easily satisfy your wanderlust.

You can; hike, watch exotic birds, ride a zipline, surf, party, eat local foods, and more when you’re in Costa Rica. Here’s a list of places to include in your itinerary, when you visit the beautiful country of 🦜 Costa Rica.

Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is widely-known as a – Town for Hippies.

It’s located at the southern part of the Nicoya Coast. You know you’ve arrived in Santa Teresa when you see; hostels, surf shops, yoga retreat houses and eateries lining the road.

The aura of the town is something like that of the 60’s, when the mantra “🌸 Flower Power” was still cool. Everyone wakes up early in the morning to; 🏄 surf and later at night, 🎉 party with the locals and fellow tourists.

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If you want to have a good, laidback time at the beach, Santa Teresa is the place to be.

Many folks who visit the town end up staying for a longer time, because of its chill atmosphere and the never-ending fun activities that people can enjoy here.

Meseta Central

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Experience Costa Rica

Meseta Central also known as the Central Valley, boasts its fair share of scenic natural attractions. Here you can find two active volcanoes – the Poas and Irazu, both making this place a magnet for tourists.

Another main attraction in Meseta Central is; 🏞 Braulio Carrillo National Park. Visiting the park is sure to give you a breath of fresh air, stepping back to nature.

You can witness here great biodiversity and stunning 🌊 waterfalls!

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Cahuita Costa Rica

A small town located near a popular 🏞 National Park of the same name – Cahuita.

It’s sure to be a place, if you’re in search of a Costa Rican destination for ultimate relaxation. This part of Costa Rica has Afro-Caribbean influences, which is noticeable in its local delicacies and its culture.

Cahuita is also famous for its 🏄 surfing, 🥾 hiking trails and 🐒 animal sanctuaries.

There are plenty of bars in this small town, for evening entertainment as well. 🙂

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Manuel Antonio

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Manuel Antonio is among the most beautiful jewels of Costa Rica. It’s just a 3-hour drive from the capital city of San Jose and you will discover here, a famous National Park of the same name.

The Manuel Antonio National Park houses different animal and plant species, some of which are endemic (belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place) in this country.

There are also pristine beaches, such as the Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla Sur. These beaches are famous for 🤿 diving, snorkeling and swimming.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are several 🏨 hotels of all budget types to accommodate most travelers comfortably.

Rincón de la Vieja

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Rincón de la Vieja

🌊 Waterfalls, hot springs and mud pools are the attractions that can provide you loads of fun when you visit – Rincon de la Vieja.

But the main attraction here is the; 🌋 Eponymous Volcano and 🏞 National Park. You can choose to join in guided tours if you wish, to explore the best spots of – Manuel Antonio.

It’s also a must to experience the regions major attractions such as; white-water rafting, ziplining, hiking, horseback riding and 4×4 excursions, to name just a few.

It’s an outdoor adventure wonderland!

It’s advisable to visit Manuel Antonio from {February to April}, for more favorable drier weather.

The Cloud Forests (Santa Elena and Monteverde)

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Experience Costa Rica

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Ready to get awestruck by ☁ cloud forests?

If yes, you should visit {Santa Elena and Monteverde}, the most well-known ecotourism spots in Costa Rica.

Here you can witness nature’s beauty at its finest and its diverse flora and fauna. The habitats of animal and plant species are sustained by the moisture from the clouds, enveloping these forests.

Activities that you can enjoy in Santa Elena and Monteverde cloud forests include; ziplining, hiking, bird watching and animal spotting.


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Experience Costa Rica

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If you need to distance yourself from the capital city but still eager for the comforts of a large town, Jaco is an excellent option for you.

This coastal town has beautiful beaches with not-so-big waves that are perfect for newbies who want to learn surfing. There are also souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants that you can find in Jaco.

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Costa Rica is a perfect country to visit, especially if you’re looking to experience beautiful natural scenery and attractions. It has stunning; beaches, national parks, rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, animal sanctuaries and so much more.

If you want to enjoy Costa Rica’s true natural beauty, then these are just a few wonderful places to visit in this beautiful country.

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Guest Author Bio:

Lauren Rivera is a content creator at She started writing during her college days and ended up loving it, eventually adopting it as her chosen career path.

Lauren loves to explore different towns and countries as well as meeting new people and acquaintances along the way. When free, she spends her time with her pets (a husky and a bearded dragon) or playing video games (mostly RPG).

I am happy to present this collaborative guest post in the hopes of offering travel inspiration and helpful information to you as well. Visiting Costa Rica & Central/South America is definitely on our {Bucket List} of travel destinations yet to visit. Hopefully one day very soon!

I’ve also listed the Official Costa Rica Tourism Board link below to their website page for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this Beautiful Country has to offer.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for Costa Rica’s exact location. 🗺

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