Central America is home to countless natural wonders, along with a rich and fascinating history of Mayan culture and colonialism, and there’s no better place to experience everything the region has to offer than Costa Rica. From cities and cultural hubs to stunning natural landscapes like jungle, tropics and an incredible coastline.
With so many different tour and travel packages to choose from companies like Trek America Travel, there’s plenty to do in Costa Rica that guarantees an exciting and unforgettable trip. Here are some of the best attractions for visitors planning on visiting Central America.
Arenal Volcano National Park
There aren’t many opportunities to see a volcano, but a visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park will certainly give you the chance to see what was the most active volcano in Costa Rica. Arenal still shows signs of life now and then, and visitors may see a few puffs of smoke or even be lucky enough to hear some rumblings, but either way it makes for a truly impressive sight.
As a national park, there are all kinds of other activities on offer. You can visit one of the observatory areas to get a better look at Arenal in all its glory, but you can also walk along hiking trails, visit the waterfalls and even take part in water sports like kayaking and canoeing. There are even natural hot springs!
Located in the North Western province of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is widely regarded by visitors and inhabitants as a tropical paradise rivalled by no other. Like other areas in Costa Rica, Guanacaste has its share of volcanoes, but also boasts an enviable coastline and is surrounded by mountains. Visit the coastline, the city of Liberia or the waterfalls. Guanacaste is a diverse and appealing province that is set to delight anyone that visits.
Guanacaste was once part of Nicaragua, making it an interesting place for fans of history, and the high temperatures and dry atmosphere make it a very popular destination with sun worshippers.
One of the smaller areas in Costa Rica, Monteverde is nevertheless a must-see for anyone visiting the region. Monteverde is a cloud forest, meaning that it an evergreen and moist location with plenty of diverse flora and fauna. The forest is also knowns for its biodiversity and sustainability, making it one of the few sustainable tourist attractions out there, and visitors taking to the trails have the chance to see over 9,000 species of plants.
Monteverde is also located right by the continental divide, allowing you to step foot into the Caribbean without leaving the Pacific side. A truly unique and stunning location, the Monteverde Cloud Forest should be at the top of everyone’s ‘to-do’ list.