Costa Rica is a varied Paradise, that draws in over 1,5 million tourists a year, with its contrasting coastlines, unique cities and stunning countryside.
Costa Rica is a varied Paradise, that draws in over 1,5 million tourists a year, with its contrasting coastlines, unique cities and stunning countryside there really is something for everyone in this peaceful oasis.
Of all the places in Costa Rica to visit, the capital San José is a great place to start. Known by the locals as Chepe, it is considered to be the most cosmopolitan Central American capital. It is without doubt the cultural center and a growing hub for shopping malls, night clubs and bars. Other great Costa Rican cities that are worth a visit include Limón, full of Caribbean charm; Alajuela, a fascinating colonial city and Puntarenas, the amazing Pacific port.
If you'd rather escape the hustle and bustle, then Costa Rica also has the most extensive network of National Parks in the world. The parks cover a variety of terrain, and offer the perfect opportunity to explore Costa Rica's beautifully preserved and relatively untouched natural habitats.
Of course, other places in Costa Rica that must be visited are the beaches. The contrast between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts is striking, and provides unbelievable variety from snorkeling in tranquil waters to surfing the vast crashing waves.