We detail (with photos!) which destinations and beaches to pick, and things to do if you want to experience Costa Rica off the beaten path!
Hundreds of articles on Costa Rica trip planning, travel in Costa Rica, and saving money, plus free discounts. Pura vida!
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NEW! Our awesome Costa Rica Destination Tool filters 66 destinations by nearly 150 criteria to help you quickly and easily decide where to go in Costa Rica according to your unique preferences, wants, and needs. Learn more and access the tool on our sister site, DIY Costa Rica, here.
What To Do In Costa Rica
Browse our Costa Rica blogs to learn what to do in Costa Rica, including recommendations for the most popular Costa Rica activities, as well as ways to discover Costa Rica off the beaten path.
How Much Does It Cost To Go To Costa Rica? Costs Of Activities, Hotels, Food, Transportation Services, And More!
Our helpful charts illustrate the cost to go to Costa Rica according to activities, hotels, transportation services, meals, souvenirs, and more!
In honor of Costa Rica’s bicentennial (200-year) birthday, we compiled 100 photos and 100 top experiences to have in Costa Rica. Enjoy, amigos!
Looking for the best Arenal hanging bridges? We compare and contrast the Mistico Park bridges and the Arenal Sky Walk bridges.
Our Costa Rica guidebook, Moon Costa Rica, is full of tips, recommendations, photos, maps, and itineraries. Learn more!
We detail the 30 most popular things to do in Costa Rica (with photos) and describe the attractions, beaches, cities, and towns that offer them!
A List Of 50+ Costa Rica Entrance Fees: How Much It Costs To Enter National Parks, Reserves, and Refuges
We list adult and child rates for Costa Rica entrance fees to national parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges, and other attractions!
Looking for the best La Fortuna hot springs in Arenal Costa Rica? We compare and contrast all 12 and offer discounts for hot springs passes!
Looking for the best zipline in Costa Rica? We compare and contrast a number here, and offer free discounts for ziplining tours!
Want to experience Costa Rica’s Pacuare River rafting tour? We’ve done it 2,000+ times. Don’t miss our info and free rafting discounts!
We’ve visited Costa Rica’s Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge several times. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit, plus free Cano Negro tour discounts!
We outline how to reserve and buy tickets for the Poas Volcano National Park, complete with screenshot photos that show every step!
Plan to travel to Costa Rica with kids? We outline things to do, discuss min. age limits, and offer free child and student discounts!
Trying to decide between Costa Rica guided tours and unguided tours? We outline which are better, why, and questions to ask yourself when deciding the same!
Want to participate in an activity in Costa Rica without a guide? We outline which tours allow unguided adventures and which do not. Learn more!
Have some free time to spend in San Jose Costa Rica? Our list of the top 10 things to do in San Jose span museums, markets, and more!
Have some free time to spend in Alajuela Costa Rica? Our list of the top 5 things to do in Alajuela span volcanoes, waterfalls, wildlife exhibits, and more!
Planning a road trip around Grecia, Sarchi, and Zarcero in Costa Rica’s Central Valley? Don’t miss our list of free must-have experiences!
We’ve experienced all 12 hot springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica. Here’s everything you need to know about the Tabacon Hot Springs!
We’ve experienced all 12 hot springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica. Here’s everything you need to know about the EcoTermales Hot Springs!
We’ve experienced all 12 hot springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica. Here’s everything you need to know about the Baldi Hot Springs!