Where to go in Costa Rica
List of regions
The Osa Peninsula is one of the best-kept secrets in Costa Rica. Described by National Geographic as 'the most biologically intense place on earth', it's unarguably the most pristine of all Costa Rica's ecosystems.
Don't be deceived by the size of Manuel Antonio National Park. Although one of the smallest of Costa Rica's national parks, it's also rated as one of its best.
Hidden in the secluded coves of the Nicoya Peninsula you'll find some of Costa Rica's most stunning white-sand beaches. It's a magical setting for some serious down time, while nature-lovers are duly catered for with nesting turtles and wildlife-rich cloud forests.
Costa Rica's sun-kissed west is a delightful blend of golden beaches and dense forests dotted with waterfalls. Relax on its sun-kissed shores, then go in search of wildlife in verdant forests and rolling Pacific swells.
The mountainous Central Highlands lie to the north of San Jose and are the centre of geothermal activity in Costa Rica. The Arenal Volcano National Park has one of the most volatile reputations in the highlands and the booming eruptions and brilliant night-time lava displays of the Arenal volcano a…
The costal mangrove swamps around Tortugero teem with life, justifying this region's reputation as one of the best eco-tourism destinations in Costa Rica. Tortugero National Park consists of a series of canals and waterways, sweeping back from the coast as far as Tortugero village.
The Caribbean Coast carves a straight line from the boarder of Panama in the south to Nicaragua in the north. Bookended by some of the most celebrated reserves in Costa Rica this coastline plays an important role in the country's extensive national park system, a system that covers a quarter of the…
The Central Valley region of Costa Rica is in fact a large mountain plateau sheltered on the southern side by the Talamanca Range and to the north by a string of active volcanoes. This region's elevated position supplies a more temperate climate, making it a welcome retreat from the summer humidity…