Where to stay: Stay within walking distance of the museums and San Jose city center in the contemporary Hotel Presidente, or enjoy central La Sabana Park in the comfortable Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel, which offers a restaurant, bar and lavish buffet breakfast.
Transportation: After the 15-minute drive from the airport to central San Jose, leave the rental car at your hotel and get around on foot. Public transportation and taxis are also available.
It’s a 3.5-hour drive from San Jose to the town of La Fortuna, your base for the next 2 days. From here you can explore volcanoes and national parks.
On Day 5, take a spectacular mountain drive (3 hours) to the town of Monteverde, where cloud forests create one of the rarest habitats on Earth.
Where to stay: The small town of Monteverde is the jumping off point to the national parks. Embrace the great outdoors in the luxury domes of Chira Glamping Monteverde, which have private decks with far-reaching views and Jacuzzis, or Rancho de Lelo Ecolodge & Sustainable Farm, which offers luxury cabins on stilts in the heart of the jungle.
Where to stay: For your stay in Quepos, enjoy jungle luxury at Tulemar Resort, featuring a private beach. Or, go for a budget-friendly option such as Hotel Villabosque, which is just a 5-minute walk from the national park entrance.
Return to San Jose to fly home or choose to extend your trip and create a 2-week itinerary with Costa Rica package deals, adding in the majestic Caribbean coastline around Tortuguero National Park, famous for its nesting turtles.
The Wilson Botanical Gardens in Las Cruces prides itself on its huge collection of plants and is surrounded by a vast expanse of natural forestland.
Teatro Nacional is a greatly admired theatre in San José featuring plays, symphony performances, and more.
Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest park by size but makes up for it by housing endangered species.
A Costa Rica vacation would not be complete without the Aventuras Bosquemar Canopy Tour on zip lines.
Playa Hermosa is a surfer’s paradise, and 2 hours by car from San José.
Costa Rica (literally “Rich Coast”) is a treasure trove of flora and fauna that offers both the adventurous tourist and those looking for relaxation an amazing and enriching experience. Despite its small size, it has some remarkable sights to offer, from the Corcovado National Park on the peninsula in the southeast to one of the 300 beaches on either side of the country, kissing the Caribbean on the east or the mighty Pacific on the west.
Monumento Nacional Arqueologico Guayabo is the most important archaeological site in Costa Rica with intact aqueduct systems.
Playa Negra is a remote beach that offers more private surfing, rafting, or boat tours.
The Butterfly Farm in Selvatura has a beautiful five-hour tour.
Have the Casado, a traditional home-style meal at El Chicote.
In mid-October, you can have a blast at the carnival by singing, dancing and drinking, at Isla Uvita.
For an authentic Costa Rican yet cheap dining experience try out Maravilla restaurant in Santa Elena.
Jun 28 - Jun 29
The resort was extremely clean and staff was wonderful .. There isn’t much to do in the evening..
Unfortunately stay was not as expected. While we only stayed 2 nights, multiple amenities were closed for special events ( i.e. adult pool, restuarant, beach house). We stayed at a higher end room, and felt the experience wasn't worth the money. We went to the beach house in the shuttle, only to ...
Jun 3 - Jun 4
Nice location next To town, and go mall centre y
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