Costa Rica offers a variety of places and landscapes to choose from, such as:
The Northern Region: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Sarapiquí
The Northern Region covers a vast area that includes tropical humid forests, pasturelands, an active volcano, hot springs, wildlife, and dense, misty woods isolated within the mountains. Sarapiquí, Fortuna -the nearest town to Arenal Volcano-, and Monteverde Cloud Forest, all belong to this region.
Tortuguero National Park: Nature at its best
Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites in the world for the green sea turtle, which finds its way to the brown-sand beaches every year. Its territory also protects the surrounding forests, canals and lagoons. Access is by boat or air only; it is an ideal place to observe wildlife.
Osa Peninsula: Untouched wilderness
One of the main areas of wilderness in Costa Rica, the Corcovado NP was established in the 1970’s. The other major attraction in this area is the famous Caño Island Biological Reserve, a top diving and snorkeling spot.
South Caribbean: Puerto Viejo, Cahuita and Manzanillo
Beaches in this area are beautiful, the surf can be downright awesome, and everyone appears to be in a state of tropical bliss. The Afro-Caribbean influence is present in the music, food and laid-back way of life. Sights in this picturesque area include: Cahuita National Park, Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva, Talamanca, Kekoldi Indian Reserve, and Bocas del Toro Islands in Panama.