San Gerardo de Dota

Try your hand at fly-fishing or set off in search of quetzals from this remote mountain village in a jaw-dropping setting.

Climb Cerro Chirripó

The hike up Costa Rica’s highest peak is a long but varied ascent through cloudforest and paramo to rocky mountaintop.

La Cusinga Lodge

Relax in a luxurious, eco-friendly rainforest lodge overlooking the marine splendour of the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

Bahía Drake

Explore the stunning natural scenery and marine life of remote Bahía Drake.

Isla del Caño

Snorkel among coral beds and spot dolphins, manta rays and whales at Costa Rica’s premier dive spot.

Parque Nacional Corcovado

Strike out into the heart of the visually and biologically magnificent coastal rainforest at Corcovado and you’ll understand why it draws comparison with the Amazon basin.

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9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica

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Looking through the Rough Guides photography archive, one kind of shot stands out again and again: pictures captured at sunrise. Sure, there's nothing more temp…

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A Rough Guide to spotting wildlife in Costa Rica

A Rough Guide to spotting wildlife in Costa Rica

From world-famous national parks to little-known private reserves, Alex Robinson picks out six of the best places for wildlife-spotting in Costa Rica. Few cou…

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