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A easier task than answering the question "what are some things to do in Costa Rica?" would be to compose a list of things you cannot do in this country. The “rich coast’s” international reputation as one of the best countries to explore in Latin America comes from its bounty of natural resources; mile upon mile of pristine beaches facing both the Atlantic and Pacific, lush rain forests, wild rivers and even wilder animals ranging from jaguars to the most elusive butterflies. Hiking, birdwatching, and bungee jumping are just a few things to do. In Costa Rica, there really is a limitless array of adventure and volunteer options, not to mention urban adventures in its pleasant coastal cities. See below for a more comprehensive list of things to do in Costa Rica.



Other Activity pages in Costa Rica that may be of interest: Quepos Activities, Puerto Humo Activities, Golfito Activities, Monteverde Activities, Nicoya Activities, Cahuita Activities, Nosara Activities, Puerto Viejo Activities, Zancudo Activities and Manuel Antonio National Park Activities.








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RĂ­o Fortuna waterfall

RĂ­o Fortuna waterfall

Aside from the volcano this high waterfall is one of La Fortuna's main attractions. A steep walk through rainforest, where you may see toucans,...

Hiking
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
Albergue EcoturĂ­stico La Catarata Butterfly farm

Albergue EcoturĂ­stico La Catarata Butterfly farm

This is a must see if you want to take a close look at some of Costa Rica's most famous residents, and many people say its better than the butterfly...

Eco-Tour
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
Volcán Arenal Trek

Volcán Arenal Trek

Overview This is a must-do in some form or another. There are varying tour offers, some combining the hot springs, but most set...

Trekking
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
Arenal Lava Fields Trek

Arenal Lava Fields Trek

Overview This trek begins at the top end of the Parque Nacional Arenal, or can be done from the Volcano Observatory Lodge for $3...

Trekking
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
Volcano Observatory Lodge

Volcano Observatory Lodge

Overview There is not much to see at this tiny museum, based at the Volcano Observatory Lodge. There are a few rocks of lava and...

Museum
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
4 in 1 tour in Costa Rica

4 in 1 tour in Costa Rica

Thanks to the 4 in 1 tour from Expediciones Tropicales I saw the Poas Volcano, the largest enclosed butterfly observation in the world, La Paz...

Adventure Tour
Costa Rica
Morning wildlife canoe tour

Morning wildlife canoe tour

Overview Any trip to Tortuguero must include the early morning wildlife trip, which usually begins around...

Boating
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Cerro Tortuguero trek

Cerro Tortuguero trek

Overview Just a short taxi ride up river from the village is the drop off point for this trek on what can be a slippery and muddy...

Hiking, Trekking
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour

Overview There are several options in town for this adrenaline adventure but the two listed are acknowledged to be the leading...

Adventure Tour
Santa Elena , Costa Rica
Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest

Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest

Overview Walking through jungle at night is a very different experience to walking by day, and this tour enables you to compare the...

Hiking, Trekking, Eco-Tour
Santa Elena , Costa Rica
Hummingbird Gallery

Hummingbird Gallery

This is one of the rare activities you can do for free around Monteverde. The only actual cost is the bus fare it will take to get there. On the edge...

Eco-Tour
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Bridges Tour

Bridges Tour

Overview This is another pay-to-play activity in Monteverde, with several options allowing you to climb above or into the trees for...

Eco-Tour
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

3 adventure activities in a tower! -Bungee Jumping -Rocket Launcher -Big...

Bungee Jumping
La Fortuna , Costa Rica
Shopping Summary

Shopping Summary

Kids Saving the Rainforest Souvenir Store and Headquarters is a great place to get cheap souvenirs and help out the environment, as 100% of profits...

Market
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Hiking in the Park

Hiking in the Park

The best time of day to hike is typically early morning. It’s not as hot, generally less crowded, you can avoid afternoon rain and often have a...

Hiking
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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