The Atlantic tropical beaches of Costa Rica have an unparallelel beauty. Gold, black or white sand with lined coconut trees and exuberant vegetation can be found there. The Punta Uva beach is considered as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches on earth and Salsa Brava one of the best places for surfing. This area, full of rivers, beaches and lakes, is one of the most popular ecotourism destinations in the country. We can find here one of the most fadcinating shows performed by nature, the egg-laying of the green turtle. The South Caribbean has different protected areas, like Biological Reserves, National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.
Beautiful beaches and nature in its pure state
Because it has large coastal touristic towns, Central Pacific is the most atractive area for nature, water sports and beaches lovers, with great oportunities for surfing.
This region has rainy and humid climate characteristics and because of this the beaches and hills are very rich in biodiversity.
This area has wildlife refuges, national parks and biological reserves. In the tropical forests live many animal and plant species, which are protected in several wild areas.
A great combination of beaches, national parks and wildlife refuges.
Cultural and nature tourism
Situated right at the heart of Costa Rica, this Valley is guarded by mountain ranges and volcanoes. We can find there the big metropolitan area, San José, that it boasts about an almost perfect weather, excellent museums and fertile hillsides full of coffee plantations. Different protected areas like National Volcanic Parks, National Monuments and wildlife refuges form one of the most emblematic areas of Costa Rica.
Museums, theatres, and cosmopolitan cultural life surrounded by living nature.
Guanacaste turistic area is a region full of folklore, music, colour and gastronomy. It is one of the most spectacular areas of the country because of the nature reserves, national parks and biological stations.
The beautiful and unforgettable beaches, full of different sand textures with penetrating colours, are unique for sunbathing or swimming. They are special places for snorkeling or scuba diving due to their heavy marine systems, which provide the habitat for a wide range of fishes like sharks, manta rays or clown shrimps.
Buceo, playas y parques nacionales
Biodiversity and thermal relaxation
The Northern Plain of Costa Rica has several protected areas, lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. Being a rainy area, it has rainforests and fertile plains, nature reserves for water birds, reptiles and mammals, a real sanctuary for wildlife species watchers.
The northern area has several places where you can enjoy the thermal waters that come from the volcanic ducts. Volcan Arenal is one of the most important volcanoes still active. Now turned into a Natural Park, it has a diverse wildlife population and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
From Volcan Tenorio it is possible to walk through the National Park to the Rio Celeste. Close to the Volcan Tenorio you can find thermal waters with dry tropical climate, quite different from the rest of the area, a place of great beauty that has not been classified as Natural Park yet.
Thermal waters and observation of nature
Adventure and Nature
Known as the Wet Pacific, water is the most important factor in this area. Some of the most important rivers are ideal for water sports, like rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The beautiful beaches with golden sand, special for surfing, and the marine waters special for sport fishing are remarkable in the South Pacific.
This area has a huge amount of attractions for the cultural and nature tourism, such as ecotourism, adventure tourism and ethno-tourism activities. Some National Parks declared Human Patrimony and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO can also be found in this area of Costa Rica.