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Fun Things to Do in Costa Rica


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Costa Rica’s striking beauty, diverse terrain, lush forests, amazing wildlife, and tropical beaches, this country has a lot to offer to its guests. Beach lovers staying along the Pacific coast, nature seekers visiting in the Northern Plains along the Caribbean coast, whether you seek sun, nature or adventure, there’s much to explore in this heaven. Costa Rica has dynamic and varied landscapes with breathtaking sights and scenery that are meant to be admired. If you are planning to visit Costa Rica in your next vacations, here are the best things that you can do to double up the pleasure of your holidays.

Rafting the Pacuare

Costa Rica Pacuare River

Costa Rica Pacuare River White Water Rafting

 
The amazing Rio Pacuare offers the most adventurous and thrilling rafting in the country. For this incredible adventure, the experience is not required, but a sense of rafting is a must. Rafters on the Pacuare fly through the beautiful canyons, pass through the rain forest and go beneath the most wonderful waterfalls. Class V rapids are more difficult starches of the river and very few take part. There are plenty of famous rafting companies and they offer the slide one and two-way day trips. You will enjoy the whole trip with various cultural people.
 

Corcovado National Park

Parque Nacional Corcovado Costa Rica

Parque Nacional Corcovado Costa Rica

 
With an area of 127,000 acres of the rain forest, the Corcovado national park is the Central America largest population scarlet macaws and some other 400 bird species. You can enjoy the extraordinary wildlife including red-eyed frogs, transparent glass frogs, squirrels, naughty monkeys, jaguars, and many others. Corcovado offers the best hiking in the country too. You will have a unique experience that you never had anywhere else in the world.
 

Diving Cocos Island

Costa Rica Isla Del Coco

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

 
Cocos Island is a rugged, uninhabited island and a beautiful marine park which is best known for its hammerhead sharks, manta rays and moray eels. Expert divers reserve time for the daylong trip to Cocos Island. Divers go for usually 1,000 ft. deep in the sea sub. It is a sub diving paradise, ranked among the top diving spots in the world. There are 20 sites located on the island for diving and pitching purposes. Cocos Island is also a world heritage site and national park too. Cocos had amazing and beautiful white sand beaches with the crystal clear water. Thousands of tourists visit here every season, just to enjoy the amazing life of the island.
 

Playa Tamarindo

Costa Rica Tamarindo Beach

Image: Wikipedia Mariordo Duran Ortiz – Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

 
Playa Tamarindo is one of the most thrilled and famous surf spots in Costa Rica. This spot is really occupied all-round the year. With the surfing schools and board shops, this place is just mind blowing where you will be satisfied with the swells up and down the coastline.
 

Poás Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano is the most famous park in Costa Rica and received the highest number of visitors that no other park receives. One mossy trail leads this the path to a second crater filled with the rainwater, known as the Botos Lake. This park has a gift shop and a beautiful museum too. The cater of the park is one-mile-long and 300 meters deep.
 

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort


 
The first hot springs facility which is most impressive and appealing at the same time resides in Costa Rica with the name of Tabacon. The twin rivers are divided into dozens of mineral baths and waterfalls ranging from 77 degrees to 122 degrees. The grounds of this thermal resort are designed in the classic Onsen style of Japan, giving the meaning “harmony with nature in every aspect”.
 

San Gerardo de Dota


 
A massive tropical Trogon Lodge with the green plumage, watching this bird is really mesmerizing. Mayans nearly drove this amazing bird to extinction. Quetzals are rare in Central America and now they can be seen here in San Gerardo de Dota. It’s common that one can see these birds across the roads on the avocado trees. You should visit in the dry season if you really want to enjoy the picturesque views here.
 

Museum of Stone Spheres


 
In this museum of Stone Spheres, you can see the colloquially as the balls, in the round, sandstones but some of them are known as the best sculptures so far. Costa Rica has finally opened the southern zone of this amazing museum and these fascinating stones of Diquis are available more than 300 of them. It is still a myth that why these balls were created in the past and where to use them. Photography lovers and tourists visit this museum to capture some of the best shots here.
 

Sibu Chocolate

Sibu is an educational institute or center where all the subjects are focused on chocolate. It is worth visiting the place, taste the various type of chocolates. The owner of the educational center “Julio Fernández and George Soriano” dictate the amazing and intriguing history of chocolate as guests try pre-Columbian-inspired hot cocoa, local treats and local bonbons are produced here on site. www.SibuChocolate.com
 

Café Cristina

Coffee has been an important part of the Costa Rican culture and famous for the 18th century when the golden grains has grown in the central valley, that later was a resource to fuel the economy.
In the Costa Rica Cristina café, you can grab the best coffee in the world so far. It is also a country’s main export that contributes a lot of profit in the country’s earnings. Visitors who visit this café, also learn about the organic, sustainable and harvesting practices in the details. You might need some free time to visit this facility in depth and at the end, you will definitely purchase a bag of beans. Source: http://guiadecafeterias.com.br/cafeterias/cafe-cristina
 

Conclusion

Costa Rica is one of the famous destinations when it comes to planning the holidays, solo or with family. There are a huge number of sites and activities as we have described above. You won’t be able to escape from the charms of beautiful Costa Rica. Visit the capital of Costa Rica which is San Jose. It is also one of the main city with a number of exotic beaches, buildings, office, and hotels.

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Author

Sharon Glassburn

Sharon Glassburn

Travel Writer

Sharon writes travel based articles for travel and pharma businesses that want to see their Google search rankings surge. Her content has appeared in a number of e-zine sites. She also has been working in Chicago Feminist Therapist center as a Marriage & Family Therapist for the past six years.

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