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20 Best Things to Do in Costa Rica 

Costa Rica, a paradise of natural wonders, entices ecotourism enthusiasts with its diverse landscapes, including rainforests, cloud forests, volcanoes, and hot springs. With idyllic weather and pristine natural areas to explore, this Central American country offers an abundance of opportunities for adventure. Its coastlines along the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean offer magnificent beaches for both surfing and relaxation, with Santa Teresa and Nosara being popular destinations. In addition to its natural beauty, Costa Rica boasts cultural attractions such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in the capital city of San Jose, along with exceptional eco-lodges and resorts that cater to visitors’ needs. It’s no wonder that tourists from around the world flock to Costa Rica.

Narrowing down the vast array of activities and attractions in this peaceful nation, where the phrase “pura vida” embodies the way of life, is no easy task. However, with insights from a team of local experts including Lucas Medeiros, chief concierge at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Natasha Brown, founder of Salty Afro Surf, and Jemma Wright, director of experience at Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, we have curated a list of 20 of the best things to do in Costa Rica.

Whether it’s immersing yourself in the lush rainforests, embarking on thrilling adventures like surfing or hiking up volcanoes, or experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the country, Costa Rica offers an incredible range of activities for every traveler. These recommendations from local experts provide a valuable guide to make the most of your time in this breathtaking destination.

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