What is the best side of Costa Rica to stay on?
Most travelers visiting Costa Rica think the Pacific side of the country is the better coast to visit. The remote Osa Peninsula, the monkey-filled area of Manuel Antonio, the surfing near Santa Theres, and the touristy Nicoya coast make it the superior choice.
Where should I stay my first-time in Costa Rica?
Places for First-Time Visitors to Go in Costa Rica
Santa Elena Nat. Corcovado National Park Sunset. Palm thatched roof in front of the surf break at Santa Teresa. Palms on Montezuma Beach. Beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. Chairs & umbrella on a empty beach in Tamarindo. Beautiful Jaco Beach from the sky.
What is the prettiest city in Costa Rica?
The most attractive destinations include the following:
Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches are located in northwest Costa Rica (Guanacaste, the Nicoya Peninsula) and the southern Caribbean (Puerto Viejo, Cahuita). In both regions you'll find light sand, warm tropical water, and — when conditions are right — great surfing.
We recommend spending 10 days to two weeks in Costa Rica, as this timeframe will give you enough time to cover all the major highlights while also including time for traveling from one destination to another. A two-week Costa Rica itinerary will guarantee you see everything the country has to offer.
The best time to visit Costa Rica is from mid-December to April (the dry season). This peak tourist season boasts plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time for exploring rainforests and lounging on beaches. That said, the dry season is the most popular (and expensive) time to visit.
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