All the destinations to hit when planning a trip to Costa Rica

Whether you’re coming to Costa Rica for the first time or you’re a serial tico traveler, here are the ultimate destinations to add to your Costa Rica bucket list!

Here you’ll find the tried and true places that people come from all over the world to visit, as well as the hidden gems that only the locals know. This page is constantly being updated as we discover new Costa Rican paradises, so be sure to check back often!

The Top 10 Destinations of Costa Rica
Whether your goal is to lose yourself in the “pura vida” experience or to soak up as much of this country’s beauty as you can, these ten popular destinations have earned their spot on the ultimate Costa Rica bucket list.
La Fortuna/Volcano Arenal
Natural hot springs, a breathtaking waterfall, incredible wildlife spotting, and one of the only active volcanoes in Costa Rica! In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know to plan the perfect getaway to this natural paradise.
Monteverde
From zip-lining between two mountains (literally) to spotting exotic wildlife on the rainforest trails, Monteverde is chalk-full of show-stopping attractions. Here’s everything you need to know to plan the perfect escape to this natural wonderland.
Playas del Coco
Coco Beach is known for its vibrant atmosphere and spectacular sunsets. In this beach town you will find tons of restaurants with live music and the comfort of having anything you may need at your fingertips. All this makes Coco one of the best places to stay in Guanacaste.
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, or Hermosa Beach, is a famous beach town in Guanacaste just 30 minutes from the Liberia Airport. It is most well known for its restaurant scene, breathtaking sunsets, and its black sand beach.