Costa Rica is jam-packed with incredible lush rainforests, and one of the best ways to discover the country’s amazing flora and fauna is to zip-line right through it. For adrenaline junkies and nature lovers alike, zip-lining through Costa Rica’s canopies is an amazing way to make the most out of your Costa Rican adventure. Our recommendations? Try zip-lining above the Sarapiqui River Canyon in the province of Heredia, or in Arenal for volcano views.
Discover world-class beaches in Guanacaste
Full of sun, sea and sand, the coasts of Costa Rica are perfect for a summer holiday. Our pick for the best beaches? Head straight to Guanacaste. If you want to catch a few waves, check out Playa Tamarindo and make the most of this popular surfing destination, then follow up your beach session by checking out Tamarindo's impressive restaurants and bustling nightlife. If you’re keen for something quieter, the white sands of neighbouring Langosta Beach are a great place to relax.
Taste Costa Rican coffee in The Cloud Forest (Monteverde)
One of Costa Rica's most famous exports, coffee is a must on your Costa Rican adventure. At an authentic coffee plantation in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, learn how the coffee plants are cultivated and uncover the process of turning delicious little berries into invigorating coffee beans, followed by a tasting session.
Soak in thermal hot springs with volcanic views at Arenal
A trip to Costa Rica isn't complete without a visit to Arenal. Home to Costa Rica's most active volcano, Arenal is also a must-visit destination for those who love to soak in natural thermal hot springs. With plenty of complexes to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice, but we recommend one nestled in nature, complete with pools of different temperatures and breathtaking volcano views.
Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
If you’re into nature and outdoor adventure, Costa Rica’s extensive rainforests and national parks are waiting for you. Located on 680 hectares of Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is jam-packed with rugged tropical rainforest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. From three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced Capuchin monkeys to hundreds of bird species, hike from top-to-toe of this colourful corner of the world.
Things to do in Costa Rica
Get ready to immerse yourself in this incredible country, from tropical jungles to cloud forests to beautiful beaches. Costa Rica is bursting full of adventure, culture and nature activities. Here's our top picks to get you started.