Top 5 Things to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, which is sandwiched in between Panama, Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, is teeming with a whole host of fun activities for laid-back beach goers and outdoor adrenaline junkies alike. So much so that it can be challenging to narrow down your list of activities during your time in this beautiful Central American country. Which is why I’m here to help you! And keep in mind that I am sitting in a beautiful Costa Rica yoga retreat right now as I write this because I, personally, had the pleasure of cherry-picking my own itinerary during my 5-day stay and thought I would share all my finding with you.

Listed below are my top five things to do in Costa Rica. However, an important thing to keep in mind is that while these locations may appear relatively close on a map, road conditions in Costa Rica lend way to very long commute times. I would allow yourself 1-2 days minimum for each hot-spot on the list.

1. Monteverde


Monteverde is well known for its famous Cloud Forest, with suspense bridges allowing visitors to see the beautiful, bright, and biodiverse forest of central Costa Rica. This the perfect time to zipline amongst monkeys, a variety of birds, and jaw-dropping foliage. Monteverde also offers the opportunity to see butterflies at Sepulvera Park or you can tour a coffee plantation to see how Ticos (Costa Rica locals) create their addictive cup of joe.

2. Guanacaste