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!
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Browse our Costa Rica blogs to learn everything you need to know about city exploration in Costa Rica, including which cities to explore in Costa Rica and why you should experience the activity.
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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!
Our free Monteverde city guide (Santa Elena) covers everything we’ve learned from exploring Monteverde Costa Rica for years.
Heading to El Salto Costa Rica? We outline everything you need to know about the free Tarzan rope swing and swimming holes in La Fortuna!
Our free Puerto Viejo de Talamanca city guide covers everything we’ve learned from exploring Puerto Viejo Costa Rica for years.
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!
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!
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!