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The area around this destination features a number of splendid nature reserves. Two recommended attractions close by to Tigre are La Paz Waterfall Gardens (20 miles away) and Rara Avis Waterfall (10 miles away).
Experience the exhilaration during a game at Palace of Sports. It's in Heredia, 30 miles to the south of Tigre. Don't forget to have a few beers at one of the nearby pubs afterwards.
Make sure you stop at Costa Rican Bird Route or San Juan–La Selva Biological Corridor.
If you go 5 miles to the northwest of Tigre you will get to Sarapiqui. Some time here gives you the chance to visit San Agustin Church and Costa Rica Nature Pavilion. That said, Horquetas is 7 miles away. When you get there, go to the Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and Heliconia Island.
Head 30 miles southwest from Tigre to end up in Grecia. There's plenty to do there, such as the World of Snakes, the Arte Latino and the Melia Cariari Golf Course. Cementerio General de San Jose and Ruinas de Ujarras are a couple more places you can check out.
No trip could be considered complete without some leisure time. Shore fishing and bird watching are two fun ways to take it easy while you're around the region.
Wind surfing and kite surfing are just a couple of the exhilarating excuses to jump in the water in Northern Plains.
Soak up some culture at the craft workshops of Northern Plains. They're all indoor venues, so there's no need to worry about the weather.
Pull on your walking shoes and head to one of the pleasant outdoor activities in Northern Plains. Its open-air markets are just waiting to be explored.
The traditional villages of Northern Plains should have a place on every history fan's agenda.
To truly get to know Northern Plains, make sure you visit its restaurants and cafés.
Travellers will no doubt notice a lot of pork and chicken, two of the more popular regional ingredients.
Make sure you try out some local meals, such as casado and arroz con pollo (rice and chicken).
Those who have space for dessert should sample tres leches (custard flan).
Bavaria is a cherished beer. Make your way to the nearest bar, find a table with your friends and give it a try!
For something a tad stronger, scan the menu for Ron Centenario and propose a toast to your friendly hosts.
Learning some of the language is the best way to understand a different culture, so make the effort to practice some everyday Spanish phrases before you go. No comprendo means I don't understand in Spanish. ¿Querría bailar conmigo? (would you like to dance?) is good to practice as well.
Enjoy the strong spirit of national pride on the 15th of September for Independence Day.
You've had plenty of laughs, made new friends and probably filled up your camera's memory card. When the time comes to get rid of your last Costa Rican colóns and say Adiós to Northern Plains, chances are you'll already be planning your next trip!
If you're trying to locate Tigre's closest airport, it's approximately 35 miles to the southwest.
It's recommended that you make reservations for a hotel room as early as possible, as Expedia's Tigre hotels guide currently doesn't have a huge range of options.
Located in the heart of Guapiles, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Centro America Autonomous University and Guapiles Central Park. Braulio Carrillo National Park is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.
Situated in Sarapiqui, this hotel is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from San Agustin Church and 5.6 mi (9 km) from Costa Rica Nature Pavilion. Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and Braulio Carrillo National Park are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Situated in Sarapiqui, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from San Agustin Church and within 12 miles (20 km) of Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and Costa Rica Nature Pavilion. Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge and Rara Avis Waterfall are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from Centro America Autonomous University and 12 mi (19.4 km) from Guapiles Central Park. Tortuguero National Park and Cuatro Esquinas Island are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Situated on the riverfront, this lodge is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Costa Rica Nature Pavilion and within 12 miles (20 km) of San Agustin Church and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Poas Volcano National Park and Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Situated on the riverfront, this bed & breakfast is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from San Agustin Church. Braulio Carrillo National Park and Rara Avis Waterfall are also within 16 miles (25 km).
This family-friendly Sarapiqui hotel is located on the riverwalk, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Costa Rica Nature Pavilion, and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Agustin Church and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and Poas Volcano National Park are also within 20 miles (32 km).
This family-friendly Sarapiqui hotel is located on the riverfront, 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Costa Rica Nature Pavilion, and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Agustin Church and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Mini Zoo and Jardin Yori and La Paz Waterfall Gardens are also within 25 miles (40 km).