How to See the Costa Rica That Tourists Usually Miss
Natural treasures of all kinds can be found in the Central American country of Costa Rica. History aficionados love the capital city of San Jose, beach bums have the choice of Pacific or Atlantic Ocean views, and adventure junkies can hike or zipline through the rainforests. Costa Rica has something for everybody. Read through four of the must-see stops that tourists miss below.
Not sure where you’ll stay during your trip to the island? Check out Costa Rica’s best kept secret, Villa Vientos, in the slideshow below.
Relaxing in Volcano-Fed Hot Springs
The hot springs at the Arenal Volcano are some of the most unique in the world, surrounded by lush rainforests and volcano views…just be ready to run if you hear a rumble.
Hike the Cloud Forest
Costa Rica’s tropical climate is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, especially in places like the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Not only will visitors have plenty of cool wildlife to see, the misty forest is the perfect photo op for adventurers.
Visit a Chocolate Plantation
Who doesn’t want to see how this favorite food is made? With plenty of options for day tours and taste testing, chocolate lovers will adore this uniquely Costa Rican experience.
Float Down the Tortuguero Canals
This northeastern region of Costa Rica isn’t accessible by car, and it’s the perfect excursion for nature lovers and solace seekers. As visitors float down the canal, they’ll see an abundance of wildlife in the heart of the rainforest.
And finally, to experience the best of Costa Rica, it’s important to find accommodations that let you soak in the natural beauty of the country. One home in particular, Villa Vientos, is a perfect option. View Villa Vientos in the slideshow above.