Costa Rica, a small country, .03% of entire earth’s surface, in Central America, is located near the shorelines of the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea. Its capital city is San Jose, a home to many cultural buildings, volcanos, rain forests, seashores, and flora and fauna. It is the hub of biodiversity, hosting over 5% of the world. Its official language is Spanish. It has about 4.872 million population.
Here is an interesting list of top ten best places to visit in Costa Rica; it will help to start visiting Costa Rica.
1. Puerto Viejo Beach
It is the perfect place, locating in the Province Limon, for surfing retreats and beach holidays. It is also recognized as Salsa Brava; it is an idyllic site for surfing. Santamaria International Airport is very close to this point; a flight takes nearly 3 hours to reach. Whereas, a flight from San Josh takes only 30 minutes to reach this point. It has small lodges as well as hammocks rather than having resorts for accommodation. The best time to visit this spot is from September to December.
A picturesque place with the delightful nightlife and riding culture. Most of the visitors enjoy riding on the oceanic waves, with a surfboard; it is an ideal place for surfing. A landing strip is present to facilitate the visitors, coming in and out of this place.
3. Corcovado National Park
A treasure that is full of wildlife, biodiversity, and landscape. The ideal way to reach this beautiful spot is taking the 50 minutes flight from San Jose. The flight lands at Puerto Jimenez landing strip. From that point, a boat directly rides to the park. Nearby park, there are many luxurious hotels where visitors usually stay.
4. Celeste River
It is the magical and a famous place in Costa Rica. The river water has a light-blue colour that looks artificial. Hiking, taking nearly 3 hours, is the only way to reach this spot. Only people who have enough stamina can visit this site.
5. Guanacaste Beaches
It is a lovely spot to spend vacations with family and friends and a safe place to swim, to surf, to dive, and to take sun baths. It is a well-known place all over the world. Its 200km coastline has the clear water and excellent weather. Daniel International Airport is the nearest airport that takes less than an hour to land at the airstrip, Tamarindo.
6. La Fortuna Waterfall
A 200 feet cascade offers a breathtaking view to its visitors. Locating in the Alajuela Province, central Costa Rica, it proves to be an epitome taking an uplifting swim, relaxing, and enjoying a picnic. Visitors get here by a horse ride, by a car drive, or through hiking.
7. Chirripo National Park
It is the largest park in Costa Rica, extending the three provinces: San Jose, Limon, and Cartago. Sheltering to wildlife species, it also comprises of treeless, flat-topped mountains, small wooded areas with seedless flowers, freezing lakes, swamp land, and rainforest.
8. Rincón de la Vieja
It is an attractive national park that locates in Northern area of Costa Rica. Its primary attraction is a hefty steaming volcano. Other attractions include craters, hot springs, vapor openings, and wildlife.
9. Arenal Volcano National Park
It is a perfect site for a honeymoon, rafting, and exploration. It can be a place for everything: adventure, enjoyment, and relaxation. Its outstanding beauty is its Arenal Volcano; visitors enjoy many recreational activities including rafting, walks, and many others. Juan Santamaría International Airport is very near to this spot, taking 3 hours to reach; however, an airlift from San Jose takes only 25 minutes to reach. An airstrip is available in Arenal.
10. Manuel Antonio National Park
A popular point features flora and fauna variety, rich vegetation, and a fantastic beach. Here visitors enjoy many entertaining activities including snorkeling, rafting, swimming, and fishing. Visitors usually reach here by taking a flying from San Jose that takes only 25 minutes to land.