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Top Attractions in Costa Rica

Updated on July 19, 2009

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Beaches, National Parks and Volcanoes that's what Top Attractions in Costa Rica are all about. From viewing Tourist Attractions to picnicking on the banks of feisty Caribbean and Pacific or visiting the lush green Costa Rica National Parks, Costa Rica offers a plethora of options to tourists. Make a journey and experience the lifetimes by going on Tours to "Top Attractions in Costa Rica".

Costa Rica Shores
Costa Rica Shores

Canopy Tour in Costa Rica

The Canopy Tour offers everyone an exhilarating opportunity to soar through the rain forest high above the forest floor. There you will view jungle life from a perspective previously reserved for a select group of researchers and photographers. Rain Forest canopy is no doubt must do activity for anyone coming to Costa Rica. It is an hour from San Jose, ideal for visitors of all ages and one of the top attractions in Costa Rica.

Canopy Tour
Canopy Tour

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the Top Attractions in Costa Rica, is adorned with majestic tall trees and beauty in abundance. It contains 6 distinct ecological zones. Called a cloud forest rather than a rain forest: because of it's altitude, the clouds go through the forest. Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve offers you adventure and fun unlimited in form of Costa Rica Canopy Tours, Hiking Tours and Rappelling Tours. The canopy is extremely rich with birds, insects, butterflies, and thousands of plants. Great bird watching, Resplendent Quetzal is usually seen in the March-April nesting season.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Tamarindo Beach

With its pristine beaches, crystal clear blue waters, superb natural surroundings, and near perfect weather, it is no wonder that Tamarindo is among the most popular vacation destinations in Costa Rica. Tamarindo is the area’s most well developed tourist town with plenty of accommodations to suit every pocket. With much to enjoy & even more to do, this multi-cultural community is the ideal place to have some fun in the sun!

Tamarindo Beach
Tamarindo Beach

Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

Turtles are considered as the main attractions of Tortuguero National Park. The term "Tortuguero" in itself is a Spanish name for the giant sea turtles, so what else can you expect to see in Tortuguero National Park nesting a variety of turtles. The most commonly found turtles in Tortuguero National Park are the green turtles, whereas, loggerheads are rare to be seen during your tour to Tortuguero National Park. The Park is also home more than 300 bird species, 100 species of reptiles and many more making this park one of the top attractions to visit in Costa Rica.

Turtle in Tortuguero National Park
Turtle in Tortuguero National Park

Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano,is an active stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica. This is one of seven historically active Costa Rican volcanoes. Arenal is the youngest and considered as the most active of all the mountains in Costa Rica.With at least five small explosions daily and fiery red glow summit that shines at evening and night, With its perfect conical shape it allows breathtaking views of volcanic action in the summit. Area surrounding Arenal Volcano has been marked as the high-risk zone with unpredictable chances of volcanic eruptions. Almost every night the crater by offering  a spectacle of lights with its explosive eruptions becomes a best attraction in Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano Eruoption in night
Arenal Volcano Eruoption in night

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too. Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Catch animals like sloths, squirrel monkeys, crabs and iguanas in their natural actions and surroundings at Manuel Antonio National Park.

Manuel Antonio Beach
Manuel Antonio Beach

Templo de la Musica

Counted among the Top Attractions in Costa Rica, Templo de la Musica offers a delightful site to tourists from all over the world. This temple is an imitation of the temple of love and music in Versailles. The painter Francisco Salazar, who became an architect, tore down a wooden kiosk and put this temple in its place. It Was inaugurated on December 24, 1920 and the temple served as the place for political speeches and even an exchange of powers.

Templo de la Musica
Templo de la Musica

Costa Rica Butterfly Farms

The Butterfly farm, is widely considered as one of the most popular and one of the top attraction in costa Rica. There is two-hour guided tour inside the Costa Rica Butterfly Farm which lets you enter the world of butterflies. Plan to go on early morning tour in a Costa Rica Butterfly Farm, it will be a golden opportunity to see those fascinating creatures. You can see all the stages of butterfly from catepillar, cacoon, to the pretty winged end result. A trained guide will first explain you about the lifecycle of the butterflies. Then you are taken inside the tropical garden where 1000's of butterflies live thier lifes. Its a really fascinating moment being with butteflies, touching thier legs and thier eggs etc........

Orangestad Butterfly in Butterfly Garden
Orangestad Butterfly in Butterfly Garden

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