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Below is our collection of fun things to do in Costa Rica including day trips, beaches, hikes and more.
Manuel Antonio National Park is an amazing adventure. Hiking trails through the jungle and to the beach while viewing all types of wildlife on the way. But you can't just show up and there is a lot of things that you need to know before you go. Read more.
Bijagua Ranas is a open and natural wildlife sanctuary that is a great place to see sloths, toucans and other Costa Rica creatures without having to hike into the rain forest. Read more.
At the end of a 25 mile road is the cute beach town of Samara, perfect for a day trip or to spend a week. Read more.
Plunge into the cool waters of the Llanos de Cortes waterfall. This is a great day trip to get out of the heat and relax. Read more.
Voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Playa Conchal is very unique beach made up of mostly ground up sea shells. Read more.
Going to see the Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs and hatch is one of the most amazing things to experience in Costa Rica. Read more.
Just up the road from Playa Conchal is Playa Flamingo, one of the few white sand beach in Costa Rica, It gets its name from when the sunsets with vibrant red, orange and purple colors that casts a pink tint on the sand. Read more.
Travel back 1000 years to the tiny town of Guaitil and experience how beautiful Chorotega pottery is crafted by hand. Read more.
Not as easy to find, or get to, makes this secluded beach very special. Read more.
At the end of 500 steps that decline into the valley, is the La Fortuna waterfall. At over 200 feet high it is an amazing sight. Read more.
Beautiful Playa Grande, a surfers and beach lovers paradise. Also a great sunset beach. Read more.
If you love chocolate, then a tasting trip to Reina's Chocolate is a must. Made from 100% natural ingredients from Costa Rica, it is the best that I have ever tasted. Read more.
Playa Penca is a less crowded and smaller beach as compared to Playa Conchal and Playa Flamingo and is only minutes away. If you want a beach that is more secluded without having to drive a long distance, Playa Penca is for you. Read more.
Some of the best fishing in the world is here, both offshore and inshore. Follow me in my Hobie kayak as I learn how to catch dozens of different species. Read more.
If you are looking for a family friendly beach with small waves, gentle sloping shoreline and crystal clear Caribbean like water, then look no further. Read more.
Rarely does Playa Panama get any large waves or strong currents making this a great beach for kids. Read more.