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    Pocket Guide: Costa Rica

    Welcome to Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is a green jewel at the heart of Central America, a country blessed with abundant coastlines, silver beaches, and some of the most unspoiled wilderness destinations to be found anywhere on Earth. Come here to experience a mix of glorious forests, captivating wildlife, picturesque history and fabulous coastal scenery.

    The Sand and Surf of the Pacific Coast

    Costa Rica is famed for its wonderful array of beaches, surf and water sport attractions. The Pacific coast is the main draw, so head to Guanacaste province in the north for Playa Avellana and Nosara Beach, with opportunities to swim, surf and enjoy the beachfront bars and cafes. On the Nicoya Peninsula, enjoy the sheltered bay of Bahia Ballena, which is ideal for less-confident swimmers. The sweeping sands and crashing surf of Dominical are a haven for water sports fans, with surfing, kayaking and kitesurfing all available. And you can scuba dive at nearby Caño Island, to discover the rainbow colours of the coral reefs and the dazzling marine wildlife.

    Costa Rica’s Turtles, Volcanoes and Wildlife

    Costa Rica is famed for its diversity of natural attractions. The Arenal Volcano National Park is a must see, offering visitors the chance to get up close to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, within a spectacular rainforest setting. There is no better place to see turtles than the Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast – experience the mangrove swamps, coastal lagoons and rainforest, and head down to the beach to see these wonderful creatures lay their eggs. And there is a wonderful choice of wildlife reserves, from the Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary in Guanacaste province to the Foundation Jaguar Rescue Centre on the Caribbean coast.

    San Jose and San Ramón

    San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital, a bustling, friendly city filled with historical, cultural and natural attractions. The Pre-Colombian Gold Museum showcases the gleaming craftsmanship of the region’s original inhabitants, and the Pueblo Antiguo is a full-scale recreation of a Costa Rican settlement of a hundred years ago. San Ramón is a charming little town nestling in the central highlands, with a history and a cultural life that belies its size. It is surrounded by cloud forests – take a guided tour of the El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve, and check out the wonderful diversity of plant and animal species in the Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden.

    Things to See and Do in Costa Rica

    There is so much to see and do in Costa Rica – from hiking and wildlife spotting, to horse riding and 4x4 driving, to ziplining and canyoning – that your challenge will be fitting it all in. Few countries pack as many wonderful wildlife reserves within their borders as Costa Rica, and these expanses of pristine rainforest, cloud forest and mangrove swamp provide plenty of things to do. Corcovado National Park on the south Pacific coast offers guided tours, hiking and camping. Guanacaste’s Black Stallion Eco Park offers horseback riding and ziplining activities, and you can try fishing, boating and kayaking in Lake Arenal, under the shadow of the volcano.

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    Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center - Ciudad Cariari Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

    Autopista General Canas, Ciudad Cariari - Map
     
     
    we enjoyed the place we were and the distance to the places we want to go . the people were helpful and kind to question & needs.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly Ciudad Cariari hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Real Cariari, Ultrapark …More
    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica - San Jose Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

    Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose - Map
     
     
    "Nice Hotel, great guest services"
    It was what I expected and beyond, the front desk staff maybe will need just a little training to provide best customer service but in general, the hotel experience was great.
    Traveller from San Francisco, CA
    This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Children's Museum, Jade …More
    Barcelo San Jose Palacio - San Jose Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Barcelo San Jose Palacio

    Autopista General Canas 3km, San Jose - Map
     
     
    "Feel Spoiled and NEVER Want to Leave!!"
    We absolutely loved the San Jose Barcelo Palacio: EVERYONE in the main office, on the sixth floor, the taxi drivers, the waiters in the little restaurant by the pool, the sweet women who cleaned our room were wonderful, suggesting restaurants, things to do with a 4 year old in tow, and made us feel valued and important. The hotel itself has a fantastic never want to leave it pool for children/pool for adults, killer drinks and what better to go with the drinks ceviche and papas fritas, comfy beds, mini fridge, amazing best ever in our lives free breakfast buffet..although it was a stressful trip getting there, being in the Barcelo Palacio made it worthwhile. GREAT PLACE to stay and thank you!!
    Traveller from Massachusetts
    Barcelo San Jose Palacio is situated on tropically landscaped grounds, 3 km (2 mi) from the museums, markets, and theaters of …More

    Hotels in Guanacaste - North Pacific Coast

    The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive - Cabo Velas Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas - Map
     
     
    "Incredible Experience!"
    The Westin Playa Conchal was absolutely fabulous for our honeymoon. The staff, service, cleanliness and food was outstanding. Great beach, pool, rooms and amenities. We hope to be back in a couple years!
    A Traveller
    Nestled on the beach, this Cabo Velas resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Conchal Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Playa Brasilito …More
    Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort - Adults Only-All Inclusive - Papagayo Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort - Adults Only-All Inclusive

    Playa Buena, Papagayo - Map
     
     
    "Very nice hotel"
    We will go back. It's like middle of forest, the beach were awesome. We loved it🍾🍾🍻🍻🌴🌴👌
    Traveller from gl. CA
    This beachfront 4-star All Inclusive resort on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast is surrounded by a tropical forest with wild …More
    Barcelo Langosta Beach - All Inclusive - Tamarindo Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Barcelo Langosta Beach - All Inclusive

    Playa Langosta, Tamarindo - Map
     
     
    "Nice hotel right at the beach "
    The staff of the hotel is exceptionally kind and helpful. You can book trips for anywhere in Costa Rica directly from the hotel. The staff speaks English. There is evening entertainment and beach volleyball, which I took full adavatbage off. The currents at the beach are red flag at all times, however there is a pool and to the left of the beach is a safe area. Great surfing spot and lots to do. The prices for the services are less than they should be. You always get food during trips and the travel to the trips is 90% of the time included. Very affordable vacation location.
    Traveller from Atlanta
    Nestled on the beach, this Tamarindo resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Grande Beach, Playa Ventanas, and Hacienda Pinilla …More

    Hotels in Caribbean Coast

    Tortuga Lodge and Gardens - Tortuguero Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

    Across the river, Tortuguero - Map
     
     
    Great hotel and staff! The hiking trails provided were a lot of fun, and seeing all the different birds like macaws and toucans when you walk outside was amazing
    A Traveller
    Situated near the airport, in Tortuguero, this resort is close to Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tortuguero National Park Office …More
    Le Cameleon Puerto Viejo - Puerto Viejo Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Le Cameleon Puerto Viejo

    Cocles, Puerto Viejo - Map
     
     
    "Beautiful boutique hotel in Puerto Viejo"
    We came during Feb 2016. First of all we were welcome by the front desk staff who were very courteous and nice. We were upgraded to a junior suit: really large room, all white with nice details in blue, confortable king bed, sofa, coffee table, desk and balcony/deck with 2 chairs and a small table. AC worked perfectly. Bathroom was large, two faucets, really clean, great shower. Breakfast was included and served in a nice restaurant surrounded by plants with a view to a fountain. It took a little over 15 min for the food to come out but it was good, although portions are not large. Beach across the street was nice and private w/ several chairs and tables, nice verandas and a bar/restaurant. All personnel were very nice, greeting you throughout the day, service was outstanding. It's worth the price and I will definitely come back.
    Traveller from Boston
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Puerto Viejo hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Black Sand Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) …More
    Hotel Cariblue - Puerto Viejo Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Hotel Cariblue

    1.5 Km South of Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo - Map
     
     
    "Beautiful jungle location "
    Idyllic setting nestled on edge of rainforest just across the street from the beach and a 10 min bicycle ride from Puerto Viejo. Beautiful landscaping with pool - most rooms cabins/bungalows. Simple tasteful natural decor, open dining/lobby/bar. Staff were wonderful - Expedia had screwed up our reservation but the management and staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Good food, great value and child friendly - plenty of wildlife on site plus ping pong, pool table.
    Traveller from Bermuda
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Puerto Viejo hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Black Sand Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) …More