The Ultimate Costa Rica Travel Guide

Written by Mariah Hoefle
January 3, 2019

Costa Rica is, in many ways, still an Eden in Central America. The breathtaking island is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. If you’re planning on taking a trip to this piece of paradise, here’s what you should be checking off of that ultimate travel bucket list!

Do a Combination Tour

Because Costa Rica is so rich in resources, there are certain attractions that are close enough in proximity to be combined in essentially one excursion. If you take a combination tour, you get to experience a range of attractions all in one day. This is especially helpful if time is not on your side, and you still want to get the full Costa Rican experience. There are tours available that incorporate hanging bridges, waterfalls, volcanoes, and hot springs—all in one day. You’ll get to experience a complete submersion into the lush landscape of the area!

Get Out on The Water

There is no better time to get out on a boat than when you’re visiting the beautiful island of Costa Rica! With Boatsetter’s vast selection of boats in Costa Rica, it’s hard to turn down an excursion and ultimate experience like this. Whether you’re sailing on a 51′ Catamaran Cruiser or fishing on a 50′ Luxury Sport Fish, renting a boat in Costa Rica is definitely something you’ll want to check off of your bucket list.

Explore on Horseback

The pace of some tours can be somewhat intense for some folks. However, on the other end of the spectrum, you have the chance to experience Costa Rica on horseback. This way, you can take in all the sights and sounds at your own pace—or that of your relaxed four-legged friend. There is a variety of places to go as well. Whether you favor the jungle or the coastline, you will love exploring Costa Rica the way its earlier settlers did.

Rip Up the Rapids

Get ready for gasps and shouts of joy on one of the many active rivers of Costa Rica. While under the safe guidance and tutelage of your experienced guide, you get to learn how to maneuver as a team and have a great time doing so. As you weave between the rocks and nooks and crannies, your heart will race, and your smile will broaden. Don’t forget to take advantage of the picture packages to capture the moment for all time.


Have the same fun on land with an ATV tour. In one trip, you can experience both the mountains and the beach, cruising along in an ATV, helmet on, of course. Your knowledgeable guide can give you all of the background and history of the area, as well as info about the ecology and how you can do your part to keep Costa Rica the haven of beauty it is.

Costa Rica is an unspoiled treasure and all of these options will ensure that you make your trip to Costa Rica most memorable. Happy Traveling!

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