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Am planningto go to CostaRica.Want to know which tourist attractions there are everyone's favourite.

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Well the Most Favorite I believe are the Beaches Mostly the Pacific.Manuel Antonio because of the National Park and the pristine Jungle that surrounds the beaches there.There are other beaches though that are quite beautiful. Also a lot of the Waterfalls like La Paz near San Jose,Or Rio (river) Celestial waterfall in Northern Costa Rica And the Nicoya waterfall near Dominical.There are waterfalls all over you just need to know where to go.Also Pristine Rain Forests located in different areas of our Country.And of course we cannot forget our Volcanoes Turrialba Volcano is active again and Blows off smoke daily,Irizu and Poas close to San Jose.And the most Famous, for its live Lava show daily,The Arenal and it Hot Springs.Not to mention a large amount of tour activities such as zip line canopy tours,The best River Rafting in all of Central America,Bungee,Para Glide.
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most tourist prefer Volcan Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Jacó Beach and downtown San Jose, depending on what ur plans are if u want to go a to a more private place i would recommend u Guanacaste s beaches or Limon s
Hi do not forget Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side with his colours, reagge music, pristine beaches and national parks
enjoy your vacation
Here are some options you might want to know of
Rancho de español Spanish school if you decide to learn the lenguage while you travel

CR beaches: Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, EL coco, Puerto Viejo, samara, Conchal.
Volcanos: Poas and Arenal The Hot springs near Arenal
Rain Forest, Cloud Forest Monteverde
San Jose for the night life and museums
Sarchi Town were Souvenir factorys and OxCarts factorys are.
Tortuga Island one day tour*
Tortuguero*
and many more
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Hi, here is a link to explain you an ATV tours guided, really funny. It's the real way to see Costa Rica 2 hours from the airport and only 10 minutes from Jaco a nice city with good restaurants and night club.
Hi, here is a link to explain you an ATV tours guided, really funny. It's the real way to see Costa Rica 2 hours from the airport and only 10 minutes from Jaco a nice city with good restaurants and night club.
HI,

HAVE TO SEE PLACES:

BEACHES:
MANUEL ANTONIO (NATIONAL PARK)
MONTEZUMA: ESPECTACULAR WATERFALLS

THE FOLLOWING BEACHES ARE PRACTICALLY IN THE SAME AREA SO YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THEM AND THEY ARE THE MOST POPULAR BEACHES IN COSTA RICA:
TAMARINDO (EXTREMELY TOURISTIC AND VERY DEVELOPED SO FOR SHOPPING AND NIGHTLIFE IT IS PERFECT, BUT NOT SO MUCH FOR THE TRANQUILITY OF BEACH LIFE)
FLAMINGO (NICE FOR DINNER AND BEACH)
PENCA (VERY NICE CLEAR WATER, NORMALLY CALM WATERS)
POTRERO ( LOCAL TOWN, NOT DEVELOPED, GOOD COSTARRICAN FOOD)
CONCHAL ( VERY CALM WATER, NICE COLORES)
AVELLANAS (VERY NICE BEACH, GREAT HIP RESTAURANT CALLED LOLA, FAMOUS FOR ITS HUG PIG THAT WALKS ALONG THE BEACH, GOOD FOR SURFING)
LANGOSTA (SURFING, AND WHEN THE TIDE IS LOW GOOD POOL ARE MADE ALONG THE ROCKS)
PLAYA GRANDE (SURFING, NOT GOOD FOR SWIMMING)

VOLCANO:
ARENAL: HAVE TO SEE, IT IS ABOUT 2 HOURS AWAY FROM THE BEACHES MENTIONED ABOVE, AND LOTS OF DAY TOURS CAN BE TAKEN, BUT I RECOMMEND TO SPEND THE NIGHT SO YOU CAN SEE THE LAVA AND OF COURSE TABACON HOTEL IS THE BEST IN THE REGION AND HAS INCREDIBLE VOLCANIC POOLS, IF THE HOTEL IS TO EXPENSIVE YOU CAN ALSO GET THE NIGHT PASS TO VISIT THE POOLS AND GET FULLY PAMPERED, THIS IS A MUST DO IN ARENAL) ALSO THERE IS CANOPY WHICH IS AMAZING

IRAZU: VERY CLOSE TO SAN JOSE (CITY) ABOUT 1 HOUR AWAY, IT HAS A HUGE CRATER, LOTS OF TOURIST LOVE IT, I PERSONALLY FIND IT BORING, BUT ON THE WAY TO THIS VOLCANO THERE IS ARE GREAT VIEWS AND SOME TYPICAL RESTAURANTS.

JUNGLE:

MONTEVERDE: FULL JUNGLE EXPERIENCE AND THE BEST CANOPY IN COSTA RICA

CATARATAS DE LA PAZ: FOR GREAT WATERFALLS THIS IS THE PLACE TO VISIT

ALL THE PLACES LISTED ABOVE ARE THE BEST IF I WAS DOING UR TRIP TO COSTA RICA I WOULD DO
CATARATAS DE LA PAZ, MANUEL ANTONIO, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, GUANACASTE (CONCHAL, AVELLANAS, PENCA, TAMARINDO, FLAMINGO, PLAYA GRANDE, LANGOSTA)

SAN JOSE IS NOT VERY NICE AND IF YOU WANT TO VISIT IT GO TO ESCAZU WHICH IS A NICE AREA WITH GOOD RESTAURANTS, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY FOR 1 NIGHT.

HOPE I HELPED WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AND FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING MORE SPECIFIC, I STUDIED TOURISM AND WAS THE CONCIERGE IN A HOTEL IN GUANACASTE, SO I CAN GIVE YOU INFO ON TOURS, RESTAURANTS AND EVERYTHING.

BEST REGARDS
ERIKA
there are more attractions then your could imagine. depending on where you plan on going would be better way to plan. then your plan of action could be extended. we are located at the beach on the pacific side, and within a stones throw is snorkeling, scuba, jungle nature trails, sportfishing, ziplines, surfing, butterfly farm, croc adventures, kayaking, and so much more. and then from there you can plan for volcanos, warm springs, etc. we would be happy to hepl with your travel plans. howie
It depends on what are you looking for... if it is what "every tourist do" then go to Arenal, Monteverde, Guanacaste... even if you are following the tradition route I would not recomend Manuel Antonio, instead the Caribean side of the country would be better.

There are also options like the Osa Peninsula, with many activities and amazing wild life, the tourity facilities are for every budget, chek

Adventure trips are great, rafting, zip line, kayaking, hikes... but also Costa Rica offers relaxing destinations, great beaches, bird watchers also enjoy a visit here because our diversity.

You just need to fegure out what kind of vacation you are looking for, then look for the place that offers what you prefer.
Manuel Antonio, Tamarindo, Playa Hermosa, Tortuguero,Arenal, Monteverde.
Hello Ryan i just saw your question and I can recomend you some of most nice turistic atracttions of our country but that depend of the the time that you have to be in Costa Rica...
for a week trip you can take the most tipical route that many people takes in CR taht goes to Tortugero in the Caribean coast and in this moment its just beginig the turtle nesting season then you can fly back to san Jose and go to Arenal, after Monteverde and then you can choose a beach in the pacfic coast because is no far away been in every place two nigths. Or take some ther routes that are out of the normal and include sport activities in evvery place but that depent on your time any question e mail me at and we can help you to plan your trip to Costa Rica.....
Surfing is the everyones favourite also diving and lots of adventure tours in the forest, mountains anywhwere fun stuff to do.
The most popular doesn't necessary means the best ones, but..
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Fortuna de San Carlos (Arenal volcano)
Monteverde (adventure & forest)
Tamarindo, Montezuma, Jaco & Manuel Antonio in Pacific coast.
Also Poas Volcano and San Jose city tour are usually a must.
All these attractions implies be surrounded by more tourist that locals, and you don't need to know Spanish at all to make your point across.
But, if you would like to have a REAL Costa Rican experience, then feel free to ask me about it.
Well, actually there´s a lot of activities that you can try, but there´s one that everyone loves and is the canopy , its a very good experience you should try
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