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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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    Hotels in San Jose (and vicinity)

    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
     
     
    "very nice hotel super clear the bed very comfort "
    we enjoy the pools and too bad that we could not swim at night ,,,enjoy the breakfast that come with booking ..the shower a little too tired when shower the water come through the door over very happy ,will stay there again
    Traveller from jacksonville fl
    This family-friendly Asuncion hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Real Cariari, Ultrapark Free …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
     
     
    Great location near downtown. Great breakfast buffet.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de los Niños & …More
    Barceló San José - San Jose Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Barceló San José

    Autopista General Canas 3km, San Jose - Map
     
     
    "Overnight before catching flight"
    The hotel seemed a bit out of the way. We couldn't really walk anywhere. That being said, the food and service at the restaurant by the pool was excellent.
    Traveller from Prince Rupert, British Columbia
    Barcelo San Jose Palacio is situated on tropically landscaped grounds, 3 km (2 mi) from the museums, markets, and theaters of …More

    Hotels in Jaco (and vicinity)

    Zephyr Palace - Herradura Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Zephyr Palace

    3KM from Punta Leona Resort, Herradura - Map
     
     
    "amazing boutique hotel!"
    we stayed at zephyrs palace for 2 nights on our way back to San Jose from Santa Teresa. Perfect location for a quick 2 night get away. This place was absolutely magical.. we stayed in 2 rooms while we were there since we booked last minute and our favourite room was the "new world" suite. It has a hot tub on its own little terrace that has plenty of privacy from the rest of the rooms. great place for a romantic vacation
    Traveller from Kelowna, B.C.
    Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hacienda las Agujas, Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing …More
    Jacó Laguna Resort and Beach Club - Jaco Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Jacó Laguna Resort and Beach Club

    Calle Madrigal, Jaco - Map
     
     
    "Had a great Stay and Play vacation at Jaco Laguna!"
    Had a great Stay and Play vacation at Jaco Laguna! My husband and I really enjoyed the facilities and staff. The resort is located south of the town center which makes it nice and quiet - yet walking distance down the beach from the town center if you desire. While at the resort we went deep sea fishing and took a panga boat to Nicoya Peninsula all arranged by the hotel staff. Everything went smoothly and as planned. There are two nice restaurants on site as well. The Tiki Bar down by the beach gives you a nice local feel. I would recommend it to all our family and friends. We hope to return.
    Traveller from California
    Located in Jaco, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Neo Fauna, Jaco Beach, and Teatro …More
    Hotel Villa Caletas - Herradura Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Hotel Villa Caletas

    Central Pacific 5 miles before Jaco, Herradura - Map
     
     
    "Best vacation ever! We will be back"
    Breathtaking views. Staff was wonderful! Carol at concierge was so helpful!
    A Traveller
    Located in the mountains, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hacienda las Agujas, Neo Fauna, and Mantas …More

    Hotels in La Fortuna

    Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - La Fortuna Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

    13 km oeste del centro, La Fortuna - Map
     
     
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities are nice and room is clean and very comfortable. Breakfast is great. Would stay here again.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Go Adventure Park and Arenal …More
    Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - La Fortuna Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens

    7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142, La Fortuna - Map
     
     
    "A must if your in the area"
    Amazing experience! The layout of both hotels with all of the amenities and seclusion of casita really makes it quite memorable.
    A Traveller
    Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Go Adventure Park and Arenal Natura …More
    The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal - La Fortuna Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

    Arenal, 9 Km West and, La Fortuna - Map
     
     
    "Overpriced"
    Great location beautiful views but overpriced. The club rio and activities were great with kids. But would not stay again.
    Traveller from florida
    This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on a river, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Go Adventure Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) …More