Costa Rica has a population of 4.5 million in Central America. It’s largest, and the capital city is San Jose. Spanish is the official language spoken in Costa Rica.

It covers an area of 51,100 km2. It is the most stable and progressive country in Latin America.

There are many facts associated with Costa Rica, such as it is the only country that meets all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability, It is performing well in the Human Development Index (HDI), It was also ranked 42nd in the world, and third in the Americas, in the 2016 Environmental Performance Index.

Other things are associated with it, such as there are many places to visit in Costa Rica for tourists.

List of Tourists Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica


1. Arenal Volcano

This place is famous for its Volcanoes, hot springs, zip-line, hiking, and rafting. This place is in the province of Alajuela, the canton of San Carlos, and the district of La Fortuna.

This Volcano is considered very young, and its age is approximately 7,500 years old. There are some other names associated with these places, such as “Pan de Azúcar,” “Canaste,” “Volcan Costa Rica,” “Volcan Rio Frio,” or “Guatusos Peak.”

There are many other facts about this place as this is Costa Rica’s most active Volcano until 2010 and one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.

2. Manuel Antonio National Park

This place is famous for its Beaches, rainforest & diverse wildlife. This is in the south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas. It is 132 KM away from the Capital of the City.

Visitors from all over the world come here. In 2015, nearly 150,000 visitors visited this place. Due to beautiful beaches and hiking trails, this place has plenty of tourist attractions.

We have another interesting fact about this place: Forbes listed it among the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks.

Manuel Antonio has an excellent climate and scenic beauty. You can enjoy swimming at four beaches found in this National Park: Manuel Antonio, Espadilla Sur, Teloro, and Playita.

One hundred nine species of mammals and 184 species of birds are also found here.

That is why it is the most visited place in Costa Rica for tourists and locals because tourists find all sorts of things here, including all meals and accommodation.

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3. Corcovado National Park

The park was established in 1975 and covers an area of 424 square kilometers. It is a national park in the southwestern area of Costa Rica.


It is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects about a third of the Osa Peninsula. We have some other facts associated with this park as National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth regarding biodiversity.

Visitors from all over the world have many wildlife creatures to see. Tourists can visit this park after spending $15 for the guide.

4. Tortuguero National Park

This park is situated in Limon Province. This park can only be reached by airplane or by boat. This park is a rainy place that receives 250 inches of rain.

The national park ecosystem has more than 400 species of trees and about 2,200 species of other plants.

5. National Theatre of Costa Rica

This theater is in the center of San Jose, the Capital of Costa Rica. It is the national theater of Costa Rica. It was opened to the public in 1897.

The theatre has plenty of attractions for tourists. Performances by the National Symphonic Orchestra (NSO) occur during the orchestra’s regular season and include Costa Rican and foreign composers.

6. Poas Volcano

We have another Volcano on the list of places to visit in Costa Rica. This place is famous for its volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, parks, and mountains.

The volcano on this site has erupted 39 times since 1828. There are two crater lakes also found here.

Laguna Caliente is the world’s most acidic lake in Costa Rica. The Second lake is Lake Botos. This lake is cold and clear. Cloud forests surround it.

7. Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

It is in the center of San Jose, Costa Rica. The museum has a collection of over 1600 artifacts of pre-Columbian gold dating back to AD 500.


Costa Rica’s first currency coin was also found here. The museum also contains historical things that are associated with the Costa Rican people.

The Museo Numismatico (National Coin Museum) is also located in the same building.

8. Chirripo National Park

This place is famous for Parks, hiking, mountains, volcanoes, and nature reserves. It was built in 1975. The name given to this park is due to Cerro Chirripó which is the highest mountain in Costa Rica.

This is also the 38 most prominent peaks in the world. Park climate experiences both seasons, the dry season whose span is December to April, and the wet season whose span is May to November.

The park has some other facts also, as it is the coldest park in Costa Rica, a temperature -15C was also recorded here normally.

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9. Puerto Carrillo

This place is famous for its beaches and forests. This place is located in Hojancha, Guanacaste Province. Puerto has hotels, restaurants, and two food markets.


Tour operators are also available here. Carrillo has few hotels for tourists, but many options are available at a place near Carrillo called Samara, just 4 km away.

The beautiful white sand beach usually has small waves and is popular with swimmers and families with kids.

You can reach this place via paved roads, and there is also an option for Sansa Airlines, which is adjacent to Carrillo Airport.

Tourists from all over the world have numerous beaches to enjoy swimming and fishing, such as beaches with the name El Roble, Playa El Sur, and Playa Samara.

10. Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture

The name given to this museum is due to the science and culture of Costa Rica. It is a huge complex.

Several important institutions, such as the National Auditorium, the Museo de Los Niños, and the National Gallery, are found here.

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There are others, such as Iglesia de San Bartolomé de Barva, Cerros de Escazu, and Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Cartago, which also has tourist attractions.

11. Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo, a lively spot on the Caribbean coast near Panama, is a big hit with young folks and backpackers. Why? Well, it has awesome beaches, cool waves for surfing, and a party center.

This town does not sleep. Something happens every night, making it the hottest spot on the Caribbean coast. 

And if you are into quiet, there are calm beach hotels for some chill time.

Plus, there is a place nearby that helps animals like jaguars get better and sets them free in the wild. So, Puerto Viejo got it whether you’re up for fun or peace.


Costa Rica has some amazing places to visit. Whether you love nature, beaches, or history, there is something for everyone here.

We are curious: What is your dream spot in Costa Rica? Are you into adventure, nature, or history? Tell us in the comments below.

Get ready to explore this beautiful country, where there’s excitement and beauty everywhere you go!

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