A List of The Top 5 Costa Rica Vacation Destinations


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Costa Rica is a country famous for its amazing diversity. Though it is geographically small, there are plenty of beautiful places to explore. From white sandy beaches to lush dense rain forests and misty mountain towns: Costa Rica has everything for the adventurous tourist and for the leisure traveler as well.

Here is a look at the Top 5 Costa Rica vacation destinations:

1. Jaco:

This is one of the largest beach town in the country. The modern buildings, beautiful architecture and vibrant nightlife make it one of Costa Rica’s most sought after beach destinations. There are also a number of smaller and less populated beaches within driving distance. The entire town is surrounded by green forests, which can be explored at your leisure. The laid-back atmosphere and surfing spots in this town are perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

2. Tamarindo:


Tamarindo is another ideal spot to enjoy the beach and relax in the sunshine. The town is famous for its restaurants, variety of accommodations and clubs. It is one of the favorite spot for travelers as it offers plenty of activities to enjoy. The town is also famous for the Playa Grande, a stunning white-sand beach that hosts a number of surfing competitions. Tamarindo offers comfortable accommodation options, especially near that Playa Langosta, which has a number luxury hotels such as Cala Luna and all-inclusive beach resorts such as Barcelo Langosta Beach Resort.

3. Manuel Antonio:

This quaint town offers some surreal sights and views. A charming combination of beaches, coral reefs and forests, it is an amazingly unique landscape. You can also visit the Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of the most diverse parks in the country.

4. Monteverde:

For exploring the cloud forests of Costa Rica, there can be no better place than Monteverde. This sleepy mountain town is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the country. Tourist guides will help you explore the area and provide detailed knowledge about the birds and animals of the zone. There are even night tours for those who like a little adventure. Zip-lines (Canopy Tours) have been constructed at specific parts throughout the area.

5. Puerto Viejo de Limón:

This town is part of the southern east coast of Costa Rica, and it offers a very distinct climate. This area is actually part of the Caribbean and you will easily notice the difference in the culture and people. Though it isn’t as famous as Tamarindo or Jaco, this town gives visitors the chance to unwind and relax in the amazing uncrowded Caribbean white sand beaches.