About Costa Rica

Tourism Regions
of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s biggest natural playgrounds. Bordered between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica boasts the world’s largest density of flora and fauna in addition to mountains, valleys, forests, volcanoes, beaches, lakes / rivers

North Pacific Coast

Beautiful weather and a windswept coastline bring surfers to the North Pacific area of Costa Rica, an abundance of marine life and stellar diving spots lure underwater aficionados, and a sturdy flow of tourism paired with a laid-back attitude make this an all-around top spot to experience Costa Rica’s charms. Strung along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula are sparkling sand beaches lined with laid-back fishing communities, and hotels and resorts in every price category. As recently as the 1970s, fishing and cattle ranching were the area’s mainstays. Development is barreling ahead full speed, though, bringing with it sophisticated restaurants, hotels, and shops.

Caribbean Coast

A wild and beautiful region with pounding surf and prehistoric rainforests, Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a beach lover’s delight. Set apart from the rest of the country, this region of Costa Rica offers tourists some of the most gorgeous white sand coconut tree lined beaches that one has ever seen. Actually one of the country’s most geographically diverse regions with inland rainforests that stretch right up to the coastline, the Caribbean expanse of Costa Rica has beautiful swampy lagoons to the north and is bordered by the towering Talamanca Mountains to the south.

One of the lushest regions in Costa Rica, which offers tourists unlimited activities to enjoy from some outstanding diving opportunities to awesome surf breaks, superb sportfishing and an excellent chance to get up close and personal with nature. Home to the Tortuguero National Park famous for its turtle nesting and the Cahuita National Park, The Caribbean also home to the last remaining indigenous Indian tribes of Costa Rica namely the Bribri, Cocles and Talamanca Cabecarv communities.

Central/South Pacific

The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is a long swath of gorgeous land, from sublime coastline dotted with national parks to inland stretches of ranches, coffee plantations, small villages, and forested mountains. There’s a reason this is a popular place to visit: the region has a lot of “Pura Vida” to offer. The South Pacific encompasses everything south of San José, down to the border with Panama, and all the territory west of the Talamanca mountains, sloping down to the Pacific coast. World-class mountain hikes and bird-watching abound in the highlands, just south of the capital. From world class surf destinations to some of the most pristine rainforests in the world, this region has everything that is eco-tourism.

Central Valley

Strikingly beautiful with a mild and dry climate all year round, it is no wonder that Costa Rica’s Central Valley is where over two-thirds or 70% of the population resides. Located just south of San Jose Metro Area, the Central Valley or Meseta Central covers a large portion of the interior of Costa Rica. Lush and green with many plantations, farming is one of the main occupations here, as the soil in the area is very fertile and rich in minerals from the presence of the two active volcanoes namely; volcan Irazu and Volcan Poas. The Central Valley is where you find the ‘city life’ in Costa Rica a perfect blend of local culture and modern life. Called a tropical Switzerland because of its strong banking/financial instituations and a recession-proof Real Estate Market. Nearly all visits to Costa Rica take you through the Central Region at some point.

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