Most Popular Costa Rican Destinations

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The Central American hotspot Costa Rica can be your next touring venture if you are eager to take a refuge in the lap of Mother Nature running away from the hullaballoo of the maddening city life. Costa Rica is a land with a huge reservoir of flora and fauna along with the spectacular beaches, volcanoes, forests, rivers, inland lakes and more. The first-timers don’t get over the destination in their short vacation. Most tourists come back later on to explore more of this awe-inspiring island country in the midst of the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Caribbean Sea.

Here are some of the best places to explore in Costa Rica—

Poás Volcano National Park

Situated in a close proximity to San Jose and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) the Poás Volcano attracts tourists in Costa Rica for having the largest craters across all the major volcanoes in the world. Journey to the national park is thrilling for the safari lovers and especially, those who love exploring the wilderness. This is a paradise for the trekkers and hikers. They have to crisscross the hilly ways to reach the volcano.


On their way, they can get the glimpse of the wild animals and especially, the birds. The La Paz Waterfall is there in the park which is a perfect picnic spot for the vacationers. The weather remains humid yet comfortable all throughout the year. But the tourists can experience cold weather during winter because of the high altitude of the park.

La Fortuna Waterfall

If you are planning to spend a lazy day in Costa Rica without doing many activities visit the La Fortuna Waterfall, which is just a few miles from the hotels. You can reach there by a rental car service or by horse riding. If you are a solo traveler you can take the help of a volunteer Costa Rica to reach the place or to explore the nearby places along with the 200ft waterfalls.


You will get the opportunity to explore the finest beaches on Earth when you are in Costa Rica. If activities like sea surfing, fishing, estuary safari, horseback riding, white water rafting, tubing, scuba diving, snorkeling, turtle nesting tours and other water or beach sports activities are on your list visiting Tamarindo is strongly recommended to you. This small beach destination by the North Pacific, in the district of Guanacaste, entices travelers for its magnanimous charm and a wide array of activities. Eco-tourism and sea surfing are the two major attractions of Tamarindo.


Other significant hotspots nearby Tamarindo are- Samara, Nosara, Jaco or the Papagayo peninsula, and Quepos. Quepos is internationally acclaimed for hosting the World Sports fishing Championship.

Cerro Chirripó

If you have the stamina to climb a cliff to witness the picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, trekking through the arduous peak of the Cerro Chirripó will be a great idea. For the ultimate visual feast climbing up the lofty hilltop makes sense. Cerro Chirripó is the highest peak of Costa Rica.


Author’s Bio:

Nat Amponsah is one of the most accomplished tour operators and sports fishing gear company owner in Costa Rica. Besides business, he has a passion for writing articles on the beautiful land of Costa Rica. His readers are highly helped from the fresh updated he shares through the articles.