Planning a vacation is not easy, if you are thinking about visiting our small but spectacular country we give you all the information on where to go in Costa Rica, beach or mountain.

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Where to go in Costa Rica?

For a country as small as Costa Rica, you will discover that there is a great variety of places to visit. A very common question is … beach or mountain? The decision is not easy.

The coasts of Costa Rica are bathed with both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic. Between its two coastal lines, the country has more than 750 miles of beaches. On the other hand, Costa Rica is also crossed by a volcanic mountain range, so no matter where you are, the landscape will always be crowned by beautiful mountains and volcanoes that you can visit.

With such varied possibilities, but so close to each other, perhaps the question of where to go in Costa Rica can include both worlds.

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Where to go in Costa Rica?  The beach…

The Pacific beaches are the most popular for tourists. On this coast are the beaches of Guanacaste that are famous for their good climate and natural wealth. In this paradise you can not only choose to relax and enjoy the sun, but you can also enjoy different activities.

If you are a water sports lover you can choose to take surf lessons the No Limit Adventure style. An experienced and professional instructor will teach you all the tricks while enjoying the scenery of one of the most famous beaches in the world to enjoy this sport: Playa Grande. After a very productive Surf Lesson you can relax in the comfortable tent that we will have ready for you with refreshing drinks.

Humpback whales and sea turtles are part of the fauna that visits the beaches of Costa Rica. Depending on the time you visit our country you can enjoy these natural shows. Humpback whales can be seen during the months of July to October. While the beautiful Olive Ridley turtles reach the Guanacaste coast to hatching between the months of August to October and the giant Baula in the months of December and January.


Where to go in Costa Rica?  The mountain…

The mountains of Costa Rica are directed from the northeast to the southwest. Its mountain system is divided into three mountain ranges: the Guanacaste mountain range, the central mountain range and the Talamanca mountain range. This spectacular feature allows you to have an enviable number of ecosystems.

Costa Rica has more than 200 volcanoes, of which 5 are active. If you wish you can travel the whole country exploring mountains, waterfalls, streams, rivers, dry forests, rainforests, flowers and exotic plants, wild animals and landscapes that will impress you and go beyond your imagination.

In Guanacaste, you can visit one of the country’s active volcanoes, the Rincon de la Vieja. An expert guide will take you to see the force of nature. You will get to see mud pots, boiling water pools, geysers and mini volcanoes.

If being near a volcano is not your thing, the Monteverde mountains are a great option. With a cloud forest brimming with biodiversity, Monteverde can be flown through the treetops enjoying a zip lining tour or through the impressive hanging bridges.

But walking the outside of a mountain is not the only thing you can enjoy, you can also explore its interior. The caves of Barra Honda are the entrance to a world almost unknown. With more than 60 million years old, Barra Honda offers a spectacular landscape with thousands of stalagmites, stalactites and the most impressive rock formations.

Rincon de la vieja aerial shot most touristic places in Costa Rica

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Image courtesy of Pucci


Costa Rica opens a myriad of options for a no limit adventure. Being a nature lover or just curious is enough to explore the wonders that this country rich in flora and fauna can offer.

Explore Costa Rica with us. As its name says, it is rich in diversity and ecotourism. Let yourself be carried away by Pura Vida, and come and experience it in person.