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Costa Rica is blessed with a multitude of natural parks, protecting a range of natural ecosystems ranging from high cloud forests, to lowland rainforests, to coastal mangrove swamps and lagoons, to unspoilt coral reefs. Visit Arenal National Park to get close to the rugged splendour of Arenal Volcano, and venture into the cloud forests of the Savegre Reserve to see the colourful bird species such as the beautifully coloured quetzal. The Manuel Antonio National Park near the picture-perfect Quepos on the Pacific Coast is one of many rainforest wildernesses, where expert guides will help you spot spider and howler monkeys, sloths, bats and macaws. And visit Tortuguero National Park to witness giant turtles laying their eggs on the beach.
Costa Rica’s beaches are washed by the waters of two oceans. The Pacific coast is the larger draw for visitors, featuring a wonderful variety of sandy beaches, surf and waves that offer something for everyone, coral reefs that entice snorkelers and divers from around the world, and natural rainforest that often reaches to the beaches. Drake Bay, on a pristine stretch of southern coast, offers swimming, diving, forest trekking, horse riding and many more idyllic activities. Dominical features a gloriously long coastal strip with waves ideal for watersports aficionados, and nearby Caño Island is the place to dive amongst turtles, whales and all sorts of colourful fish.
From the capital of San José, to such visitor-friendly towns as Cartago and San Ramón, Costa Rica bids a friendly welcome to holiday makers. There is a wide choice of holiday hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts and camping sites, so let Expedia’s search filters help you find the town and accommodation that suits your preferences and pocket. Whichever town you visit, you will find a range of museums, historic sites and cultural attractions, as well as parks bursting with colourful flora and fauna. And once you’ve walked up an appetite, check out the fresh produce markets to pick up a delicious lunch or dinner.
From treetop zipline rides to coral-reef scuba dives, Costa Rica has holiday activities to suit everyone. The rainforest parks offer guided tours along their excellent walking trails, and sites such as the Black Stallion Eco Park allow visitors to explore nature on horseback. Many rainforest sites feature canyoning, rapelling and ziplining, while the beach resorts serve up a choice of surfing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
A: If you can't wait to go and explore the region of Heredia or even farther afield, a rental car is a smart idea. Wind down the windows and find all of the attractions and landscapes that this amazing place has to offer. Just sticking to the cities of San Jose or Limon? Your own set of wheels is the way to detour from the well-worn tourist track. When it comes to Cheap Car Hire in Costa Rica, we're here to help.
A: There are a number of airports in Costa Rica. International flights usually arrive into:
A: Most visitors choose to bed down in hotels in Costa Rica. But that doesn't mean you have to follow suit. You'll also find condos, lodges and apartments in abundance here, and they're available for booking with Expedia.
A: Car and flight. Flight and hotel. Hotel and car. Hotel, flight and car. You get the gist. You can lock in as much or as little as you want, all in one place. To get the most out of your Costa Rica holiday, check out our experiences and attractions while you're at it.
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A: You can't miss out on Valle del Sol, Barva Volcano and Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica if your travel plans include San Jose. These attractions are a hit among locals and travellers alike.
If you want to base your adventure in Limon, it's well worth stopping by Avenida 2 and Veragua Rainforest Park. You'll also have loads of fun at Sea Wall.
Or, if you're only going to be unwinding in Liberia, you still won't be left short on options. Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción de María, La Agonía and Galeria 1824 Gallery are just the start.
Where to stay: Stay within walking distance of the San Jose city center in the Hotel Presidente, or enjoy central La Sabana Park in Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel, with a restaurant, bar and buffet breakfast.
Transportation: We recommending arranging a car hire at the airport for easy travel around San Jose. After the 15-minute drive from the airport to central San Jose, leave the rental car at your hotel and get around on foot. Public transportation and taxis are also available.
It’s a 3.5-hour drive from San Jose to the town of La Fortuna, your base for the next 2 days.
Where to stay: For a convenient location for your daytrips, book a room at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa with a Costa Rica package deals. Or, experience boutique luxury at Nayara Gardens, where you’ll have your own villa.
From Arenal National Park, it’s just over a 3-hour drive to Potrero, a small town on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast where you’ll be based for the last 2 days of your Costa Rica vacation.
Where to stay: We recommend Bahia de Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, which has a full-service spa, or stay in a private villa at family-friendly Villas Estival, where there is a kids’ pool and playground.
Unfortunately we were there during the Covid19 breakout so towards the end we were asked to move to another room and had to separate our family for dinner. Prior to that we had a nice time. Rooms are dated but clean. Food good. 9p entertainment was great. Thanks.
The only issue I had with the property was the food.... The Asian place is the best option for dinner if you want special stuff and Tex mex breakfast. Costa Rica does that have pretty beaches so don’t get your expectations up. I will definitely come back a million times
Beautiful and clean. And everything was very sustainably made. Also, I loved that there was a lot of filtered water available and easy to find on the property.
Unique-monkeys! On your balcony. staff should probably notify guests with a little more details other than “don’t feed the animals”.
Nice property in a cool location. Roberth at the front desk greeted me with a smile and remembered my name every time I passed by. I was impressed.
This used to be a beautiful hotel but it has been neglected. It’s unfortunate because the architecture and structure is still there.
Love the beach, pool, swim up bar, very friendly staff Did not like having raccoons running around in the restaurant as I was eating, that was unsanitary