10 Amazing Places in Costa Rica (Time to Travel)

Digital Nomad Costa Rica – Compared to those of other Central America countries like Guatemala and Nicaragua, Costa Rica’s prices are high. But the in this country backpacking is a popular pursuit. Backpackers seem to linger in some destinations more than others and they like to visit the places where beds and beverages are cheap as well as give the opportunity to make new friends and to enjoy a memorable vacation.

1. Playa Ocotal

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Playa Ocotal is a calm, sandy beach, about a third of a mile long; it’s ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities. It’s also a perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

2. Rio Celeste

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Set in the mountains in rural northwestern Costa Rica, the Rio Celeste (Blue River) and waterfall is a breathtaking natural wonder that one has to see to believe. The brilliant blue water, which seems altered at first blush, gets its show-stopping hue from a chemical reaction between volcanic minerals.

3. Playa Arrecife

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Puerto Viejo is a beach town that is great to be in as a tourist. It is rich in cultures and will allow you to experience Caribbean lifestyle. It is at this beach that you will meet Latin, Bribri and afro Caribbean cultures.

4. Quepos

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This is the beach you’ll see in front of the village of Manuel Antonio. It is easily accessible from the neighboring hotels and restaurants. You can rent comfy lounge chairs, surfboards, or snorkeling equipment from beachfront vendors. Vendors walk along the beach  selling granizados (snow cones), cold beverages, coconut water and souvenirs.

5. Monteverde

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Monteverde is a small town which is considered a major Ecotourism destination in Costa Rica. This is situated in the Cordillera de Tilarán. It takes only four hour drive from the Central Valley to reach the area.

6. Montezuma

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For those tourists who are on a budget, this is the place to be. It is very affordable. The town started as a remote fishing village and has since gained popularity. It has very beautiful beaches, rivers and waterfalls and so you can be sure of numerous activities while on a vacation in the area.

7. Tortuguero

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This is another beautiful tourist spot in Costa Rica. Tortuguero is commonly known to many as Costa Rica’s Amazon. It is home to many marine turtles. It is actually a nesting site for them so you are assured of catching a glimpse.

8. Mal Pais – Santa Teresa

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The sleepy beach hamlet of Malpais is accessible by road via Highway 160. To reach this beach you can take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera or Naranjo Beach, and then ride a bus or drive the rest of the way. From San Jose and Liberia you can take a flight to the nearby town of Tambor.

9. Playa Tamarindo

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Tamarindo is a town situated on the Nicoya Peninsula, in the Guanacaste province and on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Playa Tamarindo is perfect for fishing, diving, sailing, surfing, horseback riding and different types of eco-tours. Waves were clean everyday and forgiving for beginners.

10. Playa Dominica

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Playa Dominical, probably the best beach for those romantic couples, offers amazing sunrises to the southeast. It also offers amazing Pacific sunsets to the northwest. This beach is considered as one of the most steady wave in the country and perfect place for water sports.

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