Explore the wonders of Costa Rica and discover why this country is “Pura Vida”!
The Republic of Costa Rica, with its exuberant rainforests, volcanoes, paradisiacal beaches and a biodiversity so incredible that you would never end it is always a good place to visit. With our “Highlights” packages we show you the most incredible places in Costa Rica, those that you cannot miss for anything in the world. Pay attention to us, pack your suitcase and fly away to enjoy the “Pura Vida” like no one else!
With these itineraries you can get to know some of these incredible places; pick your favorite!
- Manuel Antonio and the national parks of Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio is one of the best known natural parks of all those that cover Costa Rica. The country could practically be divided into reserves and parks and there would not be a lonely corner because if Costa Rica stands out for something, it is for its vegetation and biodiversity. The Manuel Antonio National Park, in the province of Puntarenas, is one of the most spectacular. Its paradisiacal beaches, its air of relaxation and vegetation and its fauna make that everyone who enters does not want to leave. Of course, be careful with the animals because it is very likely that when you get lost the monkeys, raccoons or other animals, they will steal your food.
- Puerto Viejo and its hippie air
Puerto Viejo is a small town located on the Atlantic Coast in the Province of Limón and has one of the most beautiful landscapes that can be found in Costa Rica. Wherever you look in Puerto Viejo, in addition to vacationers and good vibes, there are crystal blue waters and good waves for surfers… If you want to relax, enjoy sunny sunsets and try Caribbean food, Puerto Viejo is your place. Don’t ever leave without trying a good Patí with a beer on the side and a bit of the typical “rice and beans” that drives Costa Ricans crazy.
- The nesting of turtles in Tortuguero
In the town of Tortuguero between June and September you can volunteer to take care of the nesting of the turtles and see how they make the small, (but immense for newborns) journey between the beach and the sea. Sunsets, reddish sunrises reflected in the crystalline water of the river with the simple company of nature and, above all, helping some extremely special creatures that in Costa Rica enjoy protection.
- The South coast
At first glance it might seem like a simple road, but this route runs through some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The tour begins in San José and the first beach you come across is Jacó, a very popular beach but not by far the most beautiful in the country. Next are the beaches of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. As you progress along the Costanera, you will also come across inaccessible and nameless beaches, natural landscapes that few people can access. Before reaching Punta Uvita and joining the Inter-American highway, you will pass through the Marino Ballena National Park.
- Visit the Poás Volcano
The Poás volcano offers a spectacular view of one of the largest craters in the world and is one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica. Trust us, nature is terribly beautiful here. The phreatic eruptions in the main crater and the beauty of the Botos Lagoon make the trip a unique experience, one of those that are fixed in your retina. If you get hungry, visit the strawberry fields that plant the way to the volcano. There you can taste this fruit and regain strength.
- Whale and dolphin tour in Marino Ballena
Are you going to visit the southern coast of Costa Rica? The best way to enjoy this area of the country is by taking a humpback whale, dolphin and other species watching tour while visiting the waters of the impressive Isla del Caño. Seeing a humpback whale jump over the sea is something you should do at least once in your life. Well, on Caño Island there are the most beautiful coral formations in the country. Remember to go through the famous “Whale Tail” formation on Uvita beach. A proof that nature does not leave things to chance.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most incredible ecosystems in Costa Rica. An evergreen paradise full of many things to do while admiring the wonders of the place. Butterfly parks, hanging bridges, the possibility of bungee jumping, bird watching (pay attention to the quetzals!) And a huge amount of meters of foliage that will make you want to know the most remote parts of the forest. Side note for the kilometer-long foliage that seems to stretch out into infinity. What else do you need to release all the stress, when you can enjoy the panoramic view of a majestic forest?
- Arenal Volcano
The spectacular conical shape of the volcano, which looms over the northern plains of Costa Rica, is the perfect welcome and a good introduction to all the activities you can do in the surroundings of Arenal. Hot springs, horseback riding, viewpoints, forest, and hanging bridges are just some of the options. Do not forget to visit the great Lake Arenal and the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall, both under the imposing gaze of the massif. The volcano is the favorite destination of many when arriving in Costa Rica, and with good reason!
The great thing about Costa Rica Highlights vacations is that everything is done at your own pace
Costa Rica Highlights Vacations. Leave in the morning and create your own adventure discovering some of the excellent wonders that Costa Rica has to offer. Drive yourselve in the privacy of your own vehicle and at your own pace on any of our suggested packages. Each tour has been carefully designed and selected to meet high standards of quality and character. Whether you’re an independent traveler looking for good value, or searching for an all-inclusive vacation experience, our packages are flexible, so you’re able to customize them around your needs. Feel free to build your own Costa Rica Vacation Package at no extra cost. Our individual tours have already been designed by us. Remember however, all packages are customizable, want more days here less days there, even prefer to enjoy one of these trips not driving yourself? Just let us know!