Costa Rica’s top destinations offer locals and visitors a wide range of accommodations and activities that have attracted many people all over the world. In many of the Costa Rica Destinations, tourists are captivated by the unique natural landscape and habitat. One of the most notable features in Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano. This impressive volcano resides within the 29,960 acres of Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal is what is known as the stratovolcano, a tall and symmetrical volcano that is built upon successive layers of ash, lava, and rock. Volcan Arenal, formed some 7,000 years ago from the adjacent Chato Volcano. Since the year 2010, the seismicity of the volcano, lava and explosions flows have decreased significantly. At present, locals and tourists will not be able to see the lava flowing down its side or find any plumes of ash rising from its top. Still, there is so much to see and do in the Volcan Arenal like rainforest hikes, horseback riding, and white water rafting. All of these activities, visitors will undoubtedly enjoy.
The single most visited place in Costa Rica is their capital city. More of the travelers are taking advantage of the new international airport in San Jose. San Jose is the hub for all the domestic flights and public buses. The city is a mixture of history and modernity. Ticos love to have fun at night especially during Fridays. They love to drink as much as they love to dance. There are two entertainment places in the town, one on the east and one in the west. In Escazu you will find a fashionable environment where bars are expensive but you will find nice looking people and fun until 4 in the morning. In San Pedro, all the bars around are very cheap and full of young students.
Costa Rica has nearly 300 different beaches along its stunning Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, each with a distinct setting and unique draw. Even on the nearby beaches, the sand can vary from black, white, or brown. Some of these beaches are full of shells and scattered with rocks while others are soft with fine sand. Some beaches are fantastic for swimming and others are much better for surfing. The beaches of Costa Rica are often referred to as the most beautiful and idyllic in the world. Costa Rica is home to a multitude of amazing and astounding beaches. Costa Rica’s coast offers something for everyone.
Covered in clouds, the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has a unique air of mystery to it. A distinctive mountain forest where the humidity is usually 100 percent, Monteverde is home to more than 3000 species of plants and animals. The variable climate and large altitude gradient have helped to produce an incredibly heterogeneous set of creatures that live here.