Costa Rica Bucket List

Costa Rica is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers and adventurers. This country caters to the extreme providing tons of fun activities to keep you busy. But, Costa Rica is known for much more, in fact, it has a vibrant ecological scene making up 6% of the world’s biodiversity. Thousands flock here for ecotourism to see some of its natural beauty. So hop over to the greenest and happiest country in the world!

If you’re heading to Costa Rica here’s what not to miss:

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1) Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Travel through the most famous cloud forest reserve in the world and one of the most important protected areas in Costa Rica. It’s a great place to study biodiversity.

2) Zip-line across the Rainforest

Costa Rica is a pioneer in canopy exploration. What better way to explore the rainforest than to zip-line 100 feet above the jungle floor and through the clouds?

3) Museum Hop in San Jose

Enrich your knowledge of the local Costa Rican culture museum hoping in San Jose, the capital of the country.

4) Hang 10 in Jaco

Jaco is a surfers paradise! You’ll be able to find some gnarly waves here. Try surfing in Jaco, Hermosa, or Negra.

5) Learn about the Maleku Indigenous Village

Learn about the Maleku culture, language and traditions to see a different side of Costa Rica.

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6) Check out Arenal Volcano 

Witness the beautiful volcano that erupted in 1968 where you can hike its base and explore its surrounding forests.

7) Swim at Rio Celeste

The magnificent turquoise blue waters make the Rio Celeste waterfall a place to admire.

8) Chill with some Sloths

Sloths can be found all over the country of Costa Rica, to be sure to see one head over to a Sloth Sanctuary to get up close and personal. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot a few in their natural habitats. 

9) Adventure in an ATV

Jump on an ATV and make your own adventure! Venture through the forests and mountains you’ll never know what you could discover.

10) Soak up some sun at the beach

Hit one of the country’s many beaches to relax and take a dip. Personal favourites include Playa Manuel Antonio, Tamarindo, and Santa Teresa.

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11) Walk the Hanging Bridges

To really get a sense of Costa Rica’s natural beauty walk the hanging bridges to soak in the beautiful sights and sounds all around you.

12) Enjoy some Gallo Pinto

Try some of Costa Rica’s traditional food such as Gallo Pinto which consists of rice and beans mixed together with a side of protein or fried plantains.

13) Watch Sea Turtle Nesting

Every month of the year Sea Turtles lay their eggs on beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean shores of Costa Rica. Thus, you can find hatchlings almost somewhere every day.  

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14) Tour a Sugar Mill & Coffee Plantation

Jump on a tour to learn about Costa Rica’s most valuable treasures: bananas, macadamia, oranges, cocoa, sugar cane, and coffee. You can find out more about the country’s awareness of the environment and its efforts to protect its natural resources.

15) Enjoy the Pura Vida Life

You’re in Costa Rica! So relax, watch a sunset, have a drink and put your feet up. Take it easy and live the Pura Vida life.

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