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Best Vacation Spots in Costa Rica

Tulika Nair Nov 29, 2019
Planning a trip to Costa Rica? You will want to know which are the best vacation spots in the country, so that you can make your itinerary accordingly.
From world famous beaches to national parks with some of the widest varieties of flora and fauna in the world, Costa Rica caters to the taste of every traveler in the world. With its tropical weather, the sheer biodiversity, and relative peace compared to neighboring countries, this country can be great for vacations.
The number of activities that you can indulge in while on a vacation here can be mind-boggling - from trekking to snorkeling, diving, river rafting, cycling, mountaineering, there is no end to the list.

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Whether you are a nature enthusiast or a beach fanatic, you can pick and choose from the best vacation spots. If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica then opt to travel to the country in the time period from December to April.

Good Vacation Spots in Costa Rica

If Costa Rica travel is on the cards for you, then you would want to know which are the best vacation spots in the country. An overview of these places is given in the following sections.

Manzanillo Beach

Of all the beaches in Costa Rica, the Manzanillo beach is probably the most famous and beautiful one, with its beautiful white sand and gorgeous aqua line, which makes for a dream come true for any photography enthusiast.
If you love underwater diving and snorkeling, then the beautiful coral reefs, Manzanillo beach is home to, will be your heaven on earth. The coral reefs are home to some of the most varied marine life in the world.


If you are looking for a luxury vacation then you should head out to Tamarindo, which is home to not only some of the most gorgeous and exquisite beaches in the country, but also the finest hotels and beach resorts, making it a popular tourist spot in Costa Rica.
Here, you can enjoy the day at the seaside and indulge in various water activities and then party until sunrise. Tamarindo offers everything from snorkeling to lounging, swimming and dancing. Even if you do not want to do anything but laze around, you will find yourself engulfed and captivated by the sheer beauty of the place that is Tamarindo.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Look up Costa Rica facts and information and you will learn that it is home to one of the most bio-diverse environments in the world. It is also home to one of the most distinct forests in the world - the Monteverde cloud forest, which is located at a high altitude.
A non profit organization runs this beautiful reserved area, which is home to several species like the quetzal, ocelot, umbrella bird, etc. If you visit the cloud forest, you will be taken on a guided tour. Opt to go for the night tour which is a great way to enjoy the many beauties of Monteverde.

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Arenal volcano, one of the many active volcanoes in Costa Rica is located right in the heart of the country. The activity of this volcano has led to the development of many tourist attractions, notably the hot springs, which makes Tabacon a haven for spa visits.
You can visit one of the many spas in the area and opt for a luxury rejuvenation session or you could hike to the base of the volcano and study it in close proximity. After all, the volcano is the reason that Tabacon is considered one of the best vacation spots in the country.

Manuel Antonio National Park

New Economics Foundation, in 2009, identified Costa Rica as the greenest country in the world; thanks to its government, which reserved 25% of the nation's area for national parks. One such park is the Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Considered as one of the best national parks in the country, it is located in the southern part of the country. The park is home to some three hundred species of birds including hummingbirds, antbirds, gleaners, warblers, etc. The beaches, that make up the area of the national park, are also famous for the offshore whale sightings.

Drake Bay

The most famous attraction of Drake bay, which is located of the coast of southwestern Costa Rica, is Corcovado National Park. It is the largest park in the country and what is unique about it is that it runs largely without any human intervention.
Eco-tourism is huge in this area and is the source of most of the capital. The park is accessible only by sea and is a low land tropical rainforest. Every travel guide for this country would mention a trip to Drake Bay.
If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica, you now know which are the best vacation spots in this beautiful and green country. Whatever be your idea of a vacation, this country manages to cater to your taste, probably by giving you one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.