For those who love adventure and nature head to this tropical country to connect to your inner soul.
There are plenty of mangrove forests to explore on each coast, but the Sierpe Terraba on the Osa Peninsula is the biggest and spans 67,000 acres offering plenty of wildlife from crocodiles and tree frogs to white-faced capuchin monkeys and a large variety of birds. Learn about the environment as you take a tour with a scientist.
In Arenal, visit the Butterfly Conservatory, home to more than 1,250 species of butterflies which represents more than 10% of the world’s species. Take a guided tour and also enjoy the orchid exhibit and walking trail.
One of the greatest WOW experiences to have is watching the migration of humpback whales which can be seen between December and April in Marino Ballena National Park.
Additionally, you can spot killer whales.
Take a helicopter tour of Costa Rica’s exotic and beautiful terrains and ecosystems. Explore the rainforests, the beaches, the volcanoes, and the Central Valley.
Did you know there are more than 800 species of birds residing in Costa Rica? If you are a lover of birdwatching then this is paradise. Head to popular places including La Selva Biological Reserve and San Gerardo de Dota to see some gorgeous species including the quetzal, toucan, and scarlet macaw.
Love cooking? Learn to make a local dish such as sopa negra or arroz con pollo. There are many experiences to be found whether with a local family or a famed chef.
Travel update: Costa Rica is dropping its COVID test requirements. Visitors will still be required to fill out an online health form prior to arrival and must carry travel insurance.