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Parks & Attractions in Costa Rica

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San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica and sits in its geographical heart, so you are likely to connect back here more than once. Inland there are misty mountains of Monteverde and Santa Elena with cloud forests that beg to be discovered, plus soaring volcanoes and hot volcanic springs. Then there are two very different coasts; the Pacific and Atlantic, each with their own attractions.  Manuel Antonio reserve on the Pacific Coast has a peninsula setting with nearby marine parks that are a beautiful playgrounds for dolphins, whales and turtles, whilst Corcovado and the Osa Peninsula further south offer a much more remote adventure.  On the east coast, the mangroves and beaches of Tortuguero are a turtle breeding haven, hence its literal translation as ‘land of the turtles’.

A well organised and tranquil country within a relatively small area, Costa Rica may be compact but it packs a terrific amount of variety across its parks and attractions listed below. 

Top Parks & attractions in Costa Rica

PARKS & ATTRACTIONS OF COSTA RICA

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano provides a stunning sight as the lava lights up the night sky. The perfect spot to combine with Monteverde or Santa Elena.

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Corcovado National Park & the Osa Peninsula

Corcovado and the Osa Peninsular offer a biodiverse haven with award winning jungle eco-lodges & spectacular wildlife and scenery.

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Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

A stunning province within Costa Rica filled with beautiful beaches and national parks.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park simply comprises of incredible beaches, tropical jungles, sloths, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, and spectacular views!

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Monte Verde & Santa Elena Cloud Forest

Monteverde & Santa Elena are Cloud Forest Reserves that are almost perfect models for sustainable eco-tourism.

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Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park protects a 22 mile stretch of beach of green turtle nesting grounds. Find out the best times to see turtles nesting.

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