Costa Rica boasts 12 unique ecological zones and has one of the greatest biodiversity’s in the world.
The contrast of habitats has attracted more than 500,000 different species, making it the dream destination for spottting wildlife.
With shores on the Pacific and Caribbean, stunning and diverse beaches stretch along its coastline.
Surfers from around the globe come here to ride some of the best waves in the world.
This is an adventure-filled country, from zip-lining through the jungle to bungee jumping from a bridge. There is rafting along rapids or taking it easy by canoeing through calm rainforest rivers. You can snorkel in the azure waters or windsurf along an unspoiled coast before heading inland to hike or trek by horseback to an active volcano.
Foodies will be in heaven. Costa Rica has some of the best Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. It also produces some of the finest chocolate and coffee in the world.
Costa Ricans are officially the happiest people on the planet according to The Happy Planet Index. It’s no surprise as everyone lives to the motto of Pura Vida.
What to Know
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Costa Rica is accessible through two airports:
San Jose International Airport (SJO), also known as Juan Santamaria International Airport is located in Alajuela. Alajuela is 11 miles northwest of San Jose.
Liberia International Airport (LIR), also known as Daniel Oduber International Airport is located 6 miles southwest of the city of Liberia.
You must complete the Health Pass within 72 hours of arriving in the country. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.
As of August 1, 2021, all tourists under 18 years of age can enter the country without vaccination.
Tourists 18 and over who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.
Vaccinated tourists must attach the vaccination certificate to the Health Pass.
Tourists not vaccinated, with incomplete vaccination or vaccinated with a serum other than those admitted by the Costa Rican authorities, must purchase mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 disease as detailed below. For additional information.
The CDC currently requires all travelers returning to U.S. ages 2 and above to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days before departure and signed attestation confirming a negative result.
Approved COVID-19 tests include a nucleic acid amplification test (e.g. PCR test) or a viral antigen test that is approved by the local health authority.
Passenger responsible for rapid antigen or RT-PCR testing charge approx. US$40 for test and they also offer to go to the hotel or testing at their facilities.
You may also order a CDC approved home test with telecare. Order in advance and take with you for your return flight back to the U.S. Link
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!
Your adventure begins with your arrival into in San José You will travel to Arenal where you will stay one of the beautiful resorts with views of the volcano, and on-site hot springs.
Day 2: Arenal
Discover Arenal’s most beautiful waterfalls. You can add as little or as much action to this day. Take a tram trip to the treetops and then soar through the forests on an exciting zip lining tour. See wildlife and nature up close, and don’t forget to try out the Tarzan swing!
Day 3: Whitewater Rafting Tour
Experience whitewater rafting on the wild Toro River. See wildlife and gorgeous lush vegetation while you raft down the refreshing rapids. Afterwards, relax in the hot springs.
Day 4: Monteverde to Quepos
Today you’ll take the scenic route to Monteverde. Travel to Lake Arenal, then cross the water by boat. Monteverde was founded as an agricultural community in 1951 by a group of North American Quakers – they cleared virgin forest to create verdant pastures ideal for dairy farming. They established a small, privately-owned wildlife sanctuary, which has since grown to become the internationally-renowned Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve. More than 2000 species of plants, 320 bird species and 100 different types of mammals call Montverde home.
Head to of of the amazing resorts of Manuel Antonio.
Day 5: Manuel Antonio
Enjoy the day at the resort or Manuel Antonio National Park.
Day 6: Beach Day
Take a ride to one of the area’s quiet beaches. Try the local beach bars with fresh seafood.
Day 7: Manuel Antonio to Uvita
For those who prefer less crowds, more green landscapes and empty beaches, head down to the South Pacific for a quieter and more natural experience. Two popular towns in the South Pacific are Uvita and Dominical.
See the whale’s tail at Marino Ballena National Park, the best spot for humpback whale watching in Costa Rica
Day 8: Nauyaca Waterfall
Close to Playa Dominical is a big beautiful waterfall called Nauyaca Waterfalls. You have to hike about 2 miles or take a horseback riding tour. Take your swimsuit so you can enjoy the pool.
Day 9: San Jose
Head to San Jose for a night in the city to experience restaurants and some nightlife.