If you want to see and experience everything that Costa Rica has to offer, you will need to visit it several times in your life. Luckily for you, it is such an amazing place that you will definitely want to visit it more than once. Hundreds of pristine beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, jungles, and national parks, there is so much more to this place. And with all these options available to you, it might be a bit overwhelming to choose what you should see, visit, and do while there. And if you are in this situation, this article might be able to help you.
In the text below, you will be able to read about the must-see and do things while in Costa Rica.
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1. If You Are a Volcano Lover, This Place is Made for You
Firstly, you will be able to see several volcanoes while there, however, the most popular ones are the Arenal Volcano and the national park that surrounds it. Besides visiting the active ones, you can also do a wide range of activities including hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. You will also have the opportunity to see amazing wildlife such as parrots, toucans, and other amazing animals that inhabit those areas.
2. Zipline Through a Lush Forest
If you want to see true natural beauty, you should opt for zip-lining through a forest while in Costa Rica. You can opt for various adventures including super-fast rides, ground “zip lines”, tree-to-tree zip lines that are slow and that give you an opportunity to enjoy nature more, as well as multi-sport ones that combine several activities such as hiking to one point and then zip lining to another. If you are an adrenaline junkie, you should try this activity.
3. Rio Tárcoles
If you are interested in seeing large crocodiles, this place can give you this opportunity. Here, you can walk on the bridge and glimpse at the crocodiles from above. The crocodiles are usually sunbathing on the ground or floating on the water’s surface, which is a view that will cause goosebumps all over your body! You will not miss this location since there are always hundreds of people waiting in line to see these amazing animals.
4. Watch the Largest Mammals Emerge from the Water
The Pacific waters in Costa Rica are the best place to see whales emerging from the water. There are present in the water around 50 percent during a year especially from July to November, as well as March and December. If you want to ensure that you see them, you should visit the Osa Peninsula where there is a large population of whales, also you should consider paying for a tour since you will not see them from the beaches.
5. Learn The Language While There (Or At Least Some of it)
Of course, it is quite impossible to learn a language for the duration of your stay, however, you can get interested in it and learn some words or expressions that can bring you closer to the local people and culture. Local people also love when foreigners show interest in their language, hence, do not be scared that someone might judge you for making mistakes while trying to speak Spanish. Now, what is even better is that you can actually enjoy several things at the same time.
For example, this school offers a wide range of activities which include learning Spanish, taking surf lessons, and practicing yoga in this heavenly place. This means that you can meet new people, do new things, and learn new things while on vacation – which is a great way to improve yourself and your knowledge.
6. Sunbathe at Playa Ventanas
If you want to sunbathe in a quiet, deserted place, you should opt for visiting this pristine beach. When the tide is low, you can enjoy the crystal clear water, but, when they are high, you might want to try surfing or simply stand on the beach and admire mother nature. Whatever you chose to do – whether it is sunbathing, surfing, swimming, or simply relaxing on the beach while reading a book – you will not regret visiting this beach. Especially since there are no crowds there.
7. A Coffee Tour for the Coffee Lovers
Like wine is to France, coffee is to Costa Rica, If you are a coffee lover, you will definitely want to go on a coffee tour that will provide you insights in the world of coffee, as well as an opportunity to try some of the best coffee you have ever tasted in your life. Whatever tour you choose to take, you will be walked through a coffee plantation field, taught about the local coffee history, as well as walk through the facilities that offer the best coffee in the world. Depending on the season you choose to visit Costa Rica, you might even be able to pick coffee fruits that you can take home as souvenirs.
8. Visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens
La Paz or when translated “the peace waterfall”, might seem quiet when you first arrive. However, once you spend some time there, you will discover that it is a lively and rumbling place! From a wide range of wildlife to noticing monkeys and jaguars, this place is perfect for people who want to see wild animals. Besides the animals, you will also be able to see some of the most amazing plants in the world, including vibrant orchids and green canopies.
As you can see, there are various things that you can do, see, visit, and experience while in wonderful Costa Rica. And if you have chosen this destination to be your next vacation, do not miss out on seeing and visiting the places from this article. Not only will they all be breathtaking, but you will also create memories that you will gladly remember and talk about for your entire life. Hence, do not waste any more time and start making a list of things to see and do while in Costa Rica.