If you´re looking for sandy beaches and stunning landscapes, we have the perfect destinations to visit in your next Costa Rica vacations.
With one of the most privileged locations in the world, Costa Rica offers its visitors, access to both the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. But more importantly; the province also ensures sustainable tourism that benefits local communities.
From San José to Arenal Volcano, you can have the best of adventures while enjoying family-friendly beaches and staying in affordable accommodations like resorts or luxurious hotels.
If you want to visit this country but you’re unsure about where to begin, here we give you a list of amazing places to explore for a perfect Costa Rica vacation:
The Arenal Volcano represents one of the most impressive landmarks in Costa Rica and therefore, is one of the most visited places in the country.
At 5,358 ft. above sea level, you can find this perfect conical shape in the province of Alajuela on La Fortuna district surrounded by forests and a National Park with numerous trails for hiking and rafting.
The last time this volcano erupted, was 7 years ago, so there’s little risk of eruption during your Costa Rica family vacations.
However, one thing you can see as a result of eruptions (if you’re really lucky), are specks of lava flowing down the Arenal.
Tortuguero National Park spans over 77,000 acres and it harbors thousands of wildlife species, being the most famous one, the turtles that nest along the shoreline.
Although there’s an optimal time April and May to appreciate the nesting in all its glory, the trips to Costa Rica during the offseason will still be filled with incredible sightings and hiking adventures through the many rivers and canals.
If there’s one thing that makes Puerto Viejo a hot spot for surfers and backpackers, are its great sunny beaches with perfect waves and a highly active nightlife.
While is a very lively town, you can also find quiet and peaceful hotels in this Caribbean Coast for a lowkey stay.
Another interesting spot to check in your Costa Rica vacations is the Jaguar Rescue Center that’s been rehabilitating the local wildlife since 2008.
This beach town can be found at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and is considered one of the best beaches in Costa Rica.
Surrounded by dry forests brimming with wildlife, the Montezuma beach has the perfect bohemian atmosphere that always seems to attract tourists all over the world to the Caribbean.
In Montezuma’s streets, you can find thousands of vendors that gather every Saturday to sell handmade jewelry and organic food.
A lot of people seem to head straight for the mountains or the beach when they reach Costa Rica, however, you should consider spending a couple of days enjoying San Jose’s rich cultural activities and preparing yourself for the rest of the trip.
From The National Theater to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, for instance; Costa Rica family vacations can’t overlook these impressive landmarks and their excellent architecture and history.