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Keel-billed toucan, Costa Rica
Keel-billed toucan

The best places to visit in Costa Rica

Close your eyes and think of a tropical jungle and it’s most likely Costa Rica that you’re imagining. Here, sticky rainforests harbour huge colourful flowers; butterflies and hummingbirds flutter among tropical plants, orchids bloom and monkeys swing from the treetops. Along the coast, sea turtles nest by perfect white beaches, and the dramatic volcanic interior hides waterfalls and hot springs. Better yet, Costa Rica is one of the most ecotourism-focussed countries in the world, with extensive protected areas and environmentally friendly practises. No wonder the Ticos (Costa Ricans) are proud of their country.

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San Jose skyline

San Jose

San Jose

Mountain-backed city

Most travellers to Costa Rica will pass through its capital San Jose at some point, but before you depart for the jungles and beaches, it’s worth sticking around for a day or two to browse the museums and galleries, the best of which include the Gold Museum and the Jade Museum. The grand façade of the Teatro Nacional is worth a peek too – perhaps after a lavish seafood lunch at the acclaimed Restaurante Grano de Oro.

 

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Sloth

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

The mighty jungle

Accessed only by boat or by plane, Tortuguero National Park is your quintessential lush tropical rainforest: hot, steamy, and bursting with life. Interspersed with manatee and caiman-filled canals, the forests are home to monkeys, jaguars and three-toed sloths, while the coastal areas are a breeding site for the loggerhead and green sea turtle. See it by kayak, on foot, or from the comfort of a rainforest hammock.

 

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Zip-lining in Monteverde

Monteverde

Monteverde

Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde and nearby Santa Elena both have a cloud forest reserve to their name, both including preserved patches of greenery teeming with wildlife. Zip-lining above the treetops is a wonderful way to take it all in, as is a walk through the butterfly gardens and along the suspension bridges. Don’t miss the San Luis Botanical Garden, where you can join a resident naturalist for a fascinating day or night-time walk along the arboretum trails, lined with orchids and various species of medicinal plants.

 

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Manuel Antonio beach

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio

Beautiful beaches

Manuel Antonio is blessed with the rare combination of sweeping, white-sand beaches and diverse wildlife, its warm seas home to whales, dolphins and sea turtles, and its eponymous national park home to monkeys, sloths and armadillos. There are plenty of ways to explore, from island-hopping boat trips to surfing and snorkelling, while mangrove kayaking and white water rafting add a dash of adrenaline.

 

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