5 Cheap Adventures to Have in Costa Rica

By now I’m pretty sure you know how much fun traveling to Costa Rica can be. However since it is so popular it can get a bit pricey. After a lot of traveling along this beautiful country I learned some tricks that might help you save as you explore Costa Rica.

Get more tips on how to achieve a cheap Costa Rica vacation.

Here is a short list of 5 ways to save when you travel to Costa Rica.

1. Hanging Bridges – visiting the hanging bridges is something people must do during a vacation in Costa Rica. They are huge bridges located over the rain forest; the most popular ones are in Arenal and in Monteverde. The trails are well marked so you can go on your own without having to pay a guide.


2. Manuel Antonio National Park – This is another of those places you must visit and again, since it is so well maintained you don’t need a guide. Just pay the entrance fees of the park. You will spend less than half.


3. Beaches – Costa Rica is surrounded by tons of beaches, black sanded, white sanded, with great waves for surfers or easy waves for swimming. The best part? It’s free.

cano island lookout point costa rica beaches

4. Renting Bikes in Puerto Viejo – A great way to explore the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica such as Puerto Viejo is to rent a bike. You only have to pay around $10 per bike for the whole day.


5. Central Parks – Each town, village or city has a central park where locals hang out and are normally surrounded by restaurants. It is a great way to spend an afternoon, having ice cream, reading a good book and letting the children play if you are traveling with your family.


Descubre la gran cantidad de actividades en Costa Rica.

These are just a few of the fun things to do in Costa Rica to save. There is no need to spend a small fortune in this beautiful Country.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

2 Responses to 5 Cheap Adventures to Have in Costa Rica

  1. Bronson says:

    Spot on with a great list of cost saving tips for Costa Rica, self-guided tours are definitely the easiest way to save a lot of money – more than 50% in many cases.

    Also, I found that we got better deals on things when we were able to negotiate and speak in Spanish.

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