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11 Experiences You Can Have In Costa Rica

1. Scale a volcano

Arenal

Every fancied hiking around a volcano? Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano is one of the best for hiking in the world. You can even do a night hike should you wish.

2. Smell the coffee

Coffee tourFlickr/Andy Rusch

Costa Rican coffee is considered some of the best in the world. They produce over 168,000 tons of the stuff each year, most of which is exported. Try the Doka Coffee Estate for an excellent introduction to Costa Rican coffee production.

3. Stay in a luxury jungle lodge

Lapa Rios Room

Costa Rica has no shortage of luxury jungle lodges. Head south to Corcovado on the Osa Peninsula and stay at the Lapa Rios Eco Lodge for the best. The sixteen private bungalows are nestled along ridges that overlook the thousand acres of private natural lowland rainforest. Not only is this wonderfully luxurious, it’s also a wildlife lover’s paradise.

4. Learn to surf

SurfFlickr/Petey

The Nicoya Peninsula in the west of the country is one of the best places to surf in the world. Try Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen and Malpaís which have many surf schools.

5. Help protect sea turtles

TurtlesFlickr/Steven Gerner

Conservation of the endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica continues. Tortuguero, located in the east of the country has the largest green turtle rookery in the Western Hemisphere. Leatherbacks and hawksbill turtles also nest here.

6. White-water raft

White waterFlickr/David Berkowitz

Costa Rica has some excellent white water rafting opportunities. We suggest visiting the Pacuare River, which blends great white water rafting and stunning scenery.

7. Search for the resplendent quetzal

QuetzalFlickr/vil.sandi

One of the most beautiful birds on the planet can be found in Costa Rica…….if you know where to look.

8. Visit a national park

National parkFlickr/Beth and Anth

There are currently 50 national parks in Costa Rica and over 25% of the land mass is protected by the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion.

9. Visit a sloth sanctuary

SlothFlickr/Jenny Jozwiak

Love wildlife? There’s is no better place to see the sloths, both in the wild and in sanctuaries. We suggest a visit to Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary which looks after sloths which have been injured or orphaned.

10. Take soak in a hot spring

Hot SpringsFlickr/Jeremy Vandel

After all those activities, take a nice long soak in one of the many hot springs dotted around Arenal Volcano. Tabacon Hot Springs is one of the best.

To start planning your holiday to Costa Rica get in touch with us here.

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