Places to Visit in Costa Rica

Discover the best places to go in Costa Rica and the unmissable highlights on a luxury holiday with Scott Dunn…

Places to visit

Costa Rica is undoubtedly a dream destination for many and one that’s packed full of beautiful places to explore. From its verdant rainforests to its sparkling Caribbean coast, a trip to Costa Rica can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you want it to be. With so much to see and do though, it can be tricky to decide where to go in Costa Rica - but luckily, our destination experts are on hand to help.

We’d recommend starting or ending your Costa Rica travels with a day or two in San Jose. Packed with fascinating galleries, museums and restaurants, it’s a great place to take in the urban history and culture of the country. 

Intrepid travellers will love Costa Rica’s stunning Osa Peninsula and its huge rainforest. Said to be one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, here you can get up close and personal with rare mammals such as tapirs, anteaters and ocelots, or go snorkelling in the Pacific Ocean, catching sight of colourful fish. Meanwhile, those that enjoy hiking should set their sights on Arenal volcano.

For something different, head inland to experience the narrow gorges and rolling hills of the Turrialba Valley, or try an exhilarating kayak down the rapids of the Pacuare river, catching your breath as you take in the beautiful surrounding landscapes and wildlife.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to just kick back and relax on glorious palm-lined beaches, the Caribbean coast is where you’ll want to be. And if all that relaxation gets a little much, you can always try surfing or diving in the Caribbean Sea. 

Where to go in Costa Rica

At Scott Dunn, our experts will help you find the ideal destination for your Costa Rica holiday. From the breathtaking Tortuguero National Park to the mountain-top paradise of Monteverde, we’ll show you the best places in Costa Rica, taking into account what you want to see and do. 

Where to go in Costa Rica

Map featuring best places to visit in Costa Rica

Places on the map

  • San Jose and Central Valley Costa Rica
  • Guanacaste and Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica
  • Osa Peninsula Costa Rica
  • Caribbean Coast Costa Rica
  • Manuel Antonio and Uvita Costa Rica
  • Turrialba and Pacuare Costa Rica
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