Top Destinations to Visit in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is such an amazing country that it can be difficult to know where to go first. To get you started, here's a list of the best places to go in Costa Rica. Explore popular destinations like Arenal Lake and Arenal Volcano, or Monteverde's cloud forests. By no means is this an exhaustive list of places to go in Costa Rica, but it is a great list of Costa Rica points of interest. Remember, adding popular destinations to your travel to-do list isn't a bad thing. When you're trying to decide where to go in Costa Rica, heading to at least one or two hot spots ensures that you're not missing any of the beauty or magic associated with legitimate 'must see' destinations.

Costa Rica's top destinations offer you a wide range of activities and accommodations that have attracted visitors from all over the world. In many of these destinations, you'll find yourself captivated by the unique natural landscape and habitat — like the breathtaking beaches of Manuel Antonio. For a cultural or outdoor getaway, in Puerto Viejo, you'll find well-established Native American traditions and excursions in the nearby Cahuita National Park. Seeking a cosmopolitan tropical getaway? You'll be drawn to Papagayo Gulf's luxury hotels, and the nightlife and restaurant options which accompany them. This is Costa Rica your way!