Costa Rica is paradise to visitors who love nature, adventure and beaches. The country is sized one-third of England and offers a lot of variety of volcanoes, beaches, rainforests, and wildlife to the tourists. The country is famous for its national parks, active volcanoes,and sleepy beach towns along with coffee plantations. Among an array of enormous tourist attractions in Costa Rica, we bring you the list of 8 top rated attractions which you cannot afford to miss on your holiday to this awe-inspiring country.
1. Manuel Antonio National Park:
It is an astonishing destination that houses awesome beaches, pristine forests, and abundant wildlife in the National Park. The dense rainforest and white sands from the Pacific coast seems to meet in this National Park, where you can see monkeys, sloths and iguanas roaming letting you feel as if you are driving through the Jurassic Park.
This famous cloud forest reserve is a habitat of astounding quetzal birds and over 450 masterpieces of orchids. You can hike the trails and enjoy the canopy tour to visit coffee and sugar plantations surrounding this amazing attraction.
3. Arenal volcano:
Until a massive eruption till July 1968, this Arenal volcano was dormant since 1500 AD that used to spill molten hot lava. You can still see smoke or ash clouds sometimes. The Arenal National Park offers you an adventurous platform. That can be accessed through the canopy on zip wires and lets you explore a broad range of Costa Rican birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles housing in its boundaries.
4. Tortuguero National Park:
Located on the Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park is the wettest area in Costa Rica that can be accessed only by plane or boat. Serving as the breeding ground for the green turtle, the main activity you can do here is the turtle watching. You can view a variety of turtles including loggerhead, leatherback, and hawksbill laying eggs on the beaches in thousands of numbers.
This wildlife refuge can find at the southernmost point of the Caribbean Coast. You can find inconceivably beaches along with coral reefs and coastal mangroves, and rainforest in this wildest place in the country. This top-ranked attraction of Costa Rica is a home to many species of sloths, monkeys, and toucans to name a few.
Situated at Nikol Peninsula, Tamarindo is famous for beaching, surfing, and fun activities. You can find amazing accommodations and food at this place, that once used to be a quiet fishing village. Embraced for its eco-friendly activities likes snorkeling, horseback riding, diving, ziplining, and turtle watching. Tamarindo is one of the favorite place of the visitors.
7. Corcovado National Park:
Established in 1975, this National Park was built to protect the Pacific coastal rainforest stretch in Central America. The tourists visit this place for long distance hikes and to explore a world of tales, jaguars, anteaters, and macaws. You can also find bull sharks and crocodiles being shelter by its river.
8. The National Theatre, San Jose:
The national theatre is the most impactful building in San Jose construct by European artisans who import to create the astonishing architecture. The featured highlight of the building is its columned facade with statues that symbolize music, dance, and fame on the top. The theatre contains a three-story horseshoe-shaped auditorium capable of accommodating 1040 people.
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