Costa Rica Adventure Vacations
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a lot to do, but if you head there on a vacation without an itinerary you are going to spend a lot of time trying to figure out what sights you want to see instead of actually seeing any. If you are headed to Costa Rica, it’s in your best interest to make a schedule or itinerary and try to stick to it as closely as possible. If you get to Costa Rica and decide to, "just go with the flow," and do whatever seems fun you will most likely end up spending all of your time on the beach sipping drinks and getting a tan (which isn’t all bad).
Do some research before you head to Costa Rica and figure out what attractions and venues hold interest to you and plan your trip around visiting those spots.
If you are looking for fun things to do, here are some of the top sights in Costa Rica that everyone should see while they visit this adventurous country:
Volcano Helicopter Tours – This is a fantastic night time activity for tourists. The Arenal Volcano National Park has some of the best views when it comes to staring into pits of molten hot magma. Your pilot/ tour guide will show you unimaginable aerial views and take you right next to the largest active volcanoes in Costa Rica. If you look closely you can even see lava bubbling up and popping from inside the calderas of the Volcanoes.
White Water Rafting – Costa Rica is famous for its white water rafting trips that run through the country’s lush rainforests. These boating adventures are filled with adrenaline fueled bumpy rides that switch to smooth and serene cruises as you get to soak in the sun, wildlife and beautiful rainforest vegetation that surrounds you.
Explore Different Exotic Beaches – Manuel Antonio National Park is a nature reserve that has beautiful white sandy beaches and further back from the water is an amazing rainforest filled with gorgeous and dense plant life. These forests are even populated by various types of adorable monkeys. These shores tend to be a bit more isolated than the major tourist beaches throughout the country. If you are looking for a private getaway with the family, or a romantic day trip with an intimate friend, Manuel Antonio National Park could be the perfect adventure.
Soak in Some Costa Rican History – If you are a history buff, or looking to educate yourself, you should head to the Plaza de la Cultura were you can find the National Theater and the Museum of Gold. The area around the Plaza de la Cultura has some of the oldest colonial architecture in Costa Rica and the insides of these buildings are beautifully adorned with artistic gold interiors. The area itself is breath taking and the history behind each building is fascinating.
Costa Rica’s Famous Butterfly Farm – This may surprise you, but Costa Rica is South America’s largest exporter of farm raised butterflies and home to numerous insect and bug museums. The most famous insect exhibit is inside of the Hotel Chalet Tirol, where Dr. Richard Whitten displays some of the most exotic species of indigenous bugs and insects.
Costa Rica has a lot to offer, and as long as you research where you want to go and the types of attractions you want to see while there, you will have a great vacation. Bon Voyage y tiene un buen viaje!