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3 Of The Top Places To Visit In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is filled with lots of beautiful touristic places to explore. But there are so many great places to visit that it can get a bit confusing to choose from all of them. It is important to get as much info as you can to decide which are the best places to go in Costa Rica.

Below is information about three of the favorite Places to Visit in Costa Rica among travelers and locals.

Top Places to Visit in Costa Rica


This is the perfect place to take pleasure in one of its many hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano while delighting yourself with an amazing lava show almost every night. All of these of course at a safe distance. The natural beauty of the Arenal area is perfect for relaxation and enjoyment. You will find Arenal in the northern region of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste.

3 of the Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica - arenal volcano

Here is where you will find the famous Arenal Volcano, one of the top 10 most active volcanoes in the world and of the top 5 most active volcanos in Costa Rica that rise 1,633 meters above sea level. This beautiful volcano is situated at the end of La Fortuna town. It has been active since 1968. You will also find in Arenal the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.There a lot of tours available in the area for adventurous travelers, some are: canopy tours, hiking, naturally heated thermal springs, canyoneering, caving and plenty of wildlife spotting.

Top things to do in the region:

  • Hiking around the volcano
  • Water sports on the lake
  • Hot springs and spas

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is the right place to visit if you want adventure, sun, crystal clear waters, restaurants to satiate all palates, luxury hotels, spas, and relaxation. Manuel Antonio has something for everyone.

Beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Today, the docks in Quepos are used for the sport-fishing industry, which is one of the major attractions of this area but in the 1800’s this land was filled with banana plantations and docks to ship bananas worldwide.

Top things to do in the region:

  • Horseback riding in the beach
  • Sportfishing
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Snorkeling or diving


Monteverde is located in the Puntarenas province. Here you will be able to experience the rich biodiversity of the cloud forests, living museums, canopy tours, and Spanish schools. In Monteverde you will find more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds including 30 species of hummingbirds, 2500 species of plants and over 500 species of orchids. If you want to see them you can visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which is the largest privately-owned reserve or the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.

3 of the Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica - monteverde cloud forest

Monteverde is the only place in Costa Rica where all the parks are privately endorsed and protected. This place is full of nature, educational, and living museums such as butterfly gardens, frog ponds and serpentaruims.

Top things to do in the region:

  • Canopy tours
  • Walking over huge hanging bridges
  • Bird watching

Now that you have all the info and know about the top places to visit in Costa Rica you can start planning where to stay and looking for fun activities in Costa Rica.

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