This post was written by Ralph Starks, a blogger and traveler who enjoys exploring the world in the best ways possible.
Costa Rica is a perfect vacation destination for all types of travelers due to its abundance of beautiful natural scenery and diversity of wildlife. Costa Rica is suitable for all your travel needs, whether traveling for exploration or relaxation.
Not only famous for its beautiful scenery, Costa Rica is also the right place if you are interested in cultural experiences and educational excursions. You can learn about Costa Rica’s culture in famous museums or through various exhibits and artifacts.
Let’s find out the places you should visit when you come to Costa Rica in 2022!
Arenal Volcano National Park
A familiar place but not to be missed in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Costa Rica and you should definitely visit once.
This is a large reserve of more than 121 square kilometers located in northern Costa Rica that is full of hot springs, the active Arenal volcano and wildlife.
You can go hiking on the Las Coladas Trails that run through the woods, spot wildlife along the way, soak in the beautiful waters of Lake Arenal, and enjoy water sports.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park boasts rugged rainforests, beautiful white sand beaches, a diverse array of marine and tropical wildlife, and majestic coral reefs.
You can experience walking through various nature trails as you witness the most exotic animals first-hand or take a dip in the pristine waters of different beaches.
This is also a very convenient location for those coming from San Jose. You can go directly from San Jose airport to here. The distance from Manuel Antonio to San Jose Airport is about 156 kilometers (97 miles) and takes about 3 hours if you’re traveling by car or vans.
Church of the Holy Christ of Agony
The Church of the Holy Christ of Agony is an iconic symbol of the Catholic faith in Costa Rica.
The historic and exemplary landmark is the pride of Alajuela, known locally as the Capital of the World. Visiting this church is a worthwhile experience to learn about the religious culture of the locals in Costa Rica.
Not only that, when you come here you can also admire the beautiful Spanish-inspired architectural and interior design of this church.
Espíritu Santo Coffee Tour
As you may not know, Costa Rica is home to some of the best coffee in the world because it is blessed with rich soil, steady rainfall, and a favorable climate; So the coffee here has a famous delicious taste and is exported all over the world.
One experience you should try while in Costa Rica is to tour the different coffee plantations and taste the coffee directly at the production site, which is definitely an engaging and fun learning experience.
When you come here, you can participate in activities like pappel, cliff jumping, rock climbing and hiking through a natural canyon in the middle of a beautiful rainforest. This will be the right place for couples or groups of friends who love adventure.
Jumping Gravity Falls. are an activity that goes beyond the traditional canyoning tours so they’re worth a try, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience
The Pacuare River boasts an extensive length of 129 km and was recognized by tourists and locals alike as one of the top rivers in the world.
Here you can experience amazing rafting through the rainforest and battle the rapids of the river to see 19 miles of natural wonders including cascading waterfalls, lush forest, exotic plants, birds and other animals.
This forest is an ecological park and nature preserve which was established all the way back in 1972 which is one of Costa Rica’s famous Cloud Forests, where you can enjoy activities like hiking, ziplining, and walking on long suspension bridges with amazing views of the rainforest.
Those who love to explore and like peaceful space will definitely fully enjoy coming here.
It is the largest peninsula in the country and is home to many beautiful beaches such as Playa Manzanillo, Playa Samara, Playa Caletas and Playa Guiones. You can come here to surf, watch the romantic sunset or relax on the sandy beaches under the beautiful sunshine. This is where the beaches are very secluded, suitable for couples who like quiet and private space. In addition, there will be no shortage of world-class hotels and beach resorts so that you can fully enjoy your vacation.