Places to Visit in Costa Rica

Discover the top places to go in Costa Rica as well as the best hidden gems on a luxury Scott Dunn vacation…

Places to visit

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

We’d recommend starting or ending your vacation with a day or two in the capital, San Jose. Centrally located and packed with fascinating galleries, museums, and restaurants, it’s a great place to get a taste of the country’s history and culture in an urban setting. 

Nature-lovers will not want to miss Costa Rica’s stunning rainforest locations such as Monteverde or the Osa Peninsula. Said to be one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the Osa Peninsual is a great destination for getting up close and personal with rare animals such as tapirs, anteaters, and ocelots, or even going snorkeling in the spectacular Pacific Ocean, catching sight of colorful fish and aquatic plants

For something different, head inland to experience the 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.

Or, for those just looking to kick back and relax, the glorious beaches of Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero are ideal locations for unwinding and soaking up some sunshine. If you want a bit of adventure, you can always try surfing or diving in the Caribbean Sea. 

Where to go in Costa Rica

At Scott Dunn, our travel experts will help you find the ideal destination for your Costa Rica vacation, whatever kind of experience you’re after. From the breathtaking Tortuguero National Park to the secluded beauty of Costa Ballena, we’ll show you the best places to visit in Costa Rica.

Map featuring best places to visit in Costa Rica

Places on the map

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