Where to go in Costa Rica

Small country, big choice of where to go. Costa Rica is little more than a glorified chain of volcanoes and assorted other mountains that rise in a spine the length of the country separating the Caribbean from the Pacific. Yet within a relatively small area there is a vast array of habitats and ecosystems to explore from wetlands best explored by boat along the Caribbean coast, through cloudforests and volcanoes in the interior to beautiful palm-fringed beaches and extraordinary rainforests on the Pacific coast.

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Peninsula Papagayo

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio & the Central Pacific Coast

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

The Pacific Coast between the Osa and Nicoya Peninsulas has attractions aplenty in its own right. Read more

Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

On the south-west Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this is home to Corcovado National Park, and endless wildlife. Read more

Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

Isolated and rugged beaches, nature reserves and increasingly stylish hotels. Read more

Central Valley

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

Costa Rica's geographical heart is home to San José, coffee plantations, volcanoes, and rapids ideal for rafting. Read more

Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

One big National Park, Costa Rica is filled with natural beauty, wildlife and this region is heaven for outdoorsy types. Read more

Tortuguero National Park

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica

Tropical rainforest - one of the biggest swathes in Central America - wildlife and excellent lodges with naturalist guides. Read more

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