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Poás Volcano, Costa Rica

Places to visit in Costa Rica

If you have a desire to experience some of the most exciting wildlife viewing on the planet, you’ll find this diminutive Central American country a rewarding destination. Popular places to visit in Costa Rica include the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, and the adrenaline activity hub of Arenal.

Our Costa Rica specialists are also able to suggest ways to get off the beaten track. They can help you discover remote ecolodges, where howler monkeys make alarm clocks redundant, or recommend the best birdwatching locations, such as the mountain village of San Gerardo de Dota, home to resplendent quetzals.

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Popular places to visit in Costa Rica

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Costa Rica, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Costa Rica

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