Although it’s a relatively small town, the capitol of Costa Rica has so much to offer. San José is home to the National Theater and several incredible museums including the National Museum, the Children's Museum, and the new Jade Museum. There are many different accommodations available in the city, as well as a wide range of culinary options.
With over 4,000 miles of Pacific coastline, there is no shortage of things to do in the Guanacaste region. It's home to several national parks as well as the country's best beaches and surfing spots. Playa Tamarindo is a can't-miss, and be sure to visit the Llanos del Cortez waterfalls too.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Home to one of the top beaches in the world, Manuel Antonio is another must-see. It houses 109 different species of mammal and 184 different species of birds. It's located just south of Quepos, a charming little beach town, and is host to several hideaway hotels and luxury vacation rentals.
La Fortuna, San Carlos
Arenal Volcano, one of the many volcanoes throughout Costa Rica, is located near the small town of La Fortuna de San Carlos and is surrounded by many boutique hotels offering therapeutic thermal hot springs and spas. In addition, visitors can enjoy ziplining, hiking, and other adventures all with outstanding views of the volcano.