A Unique Costa Rica Bucket List - 55 Amazing Things to Do Story

By Amanda Strube

Introduction

A Unique Costa Rica Bucket List - 55 Amazing Things to Do Story

This flawless Costa Rica bucket list will satisfy every wanderer, as Costa Rica is a...

Thing to do 1

Learn Spanish at the Morpho Spanish School in Orosi Valley

If learning Spanish is on your Costa Rica to-do list, the Morpho Spanish School is...

Thing to do 2

Watch the crocs on the Tarcoles River Bridge

The Tarcoles River is Costa Rica's main waterway flowing into the Pacific Ocean, and the...

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Visit volcanoes in the Arenal Volcano National Park

Sitting inside the Arenal Volcano National Park is its namesake, the Arenal Volcano, one of...

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Snorkel in Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is a perfect location for many things, and snorkeling is one...

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Go on a yoga retreat in Santa Teresa

Pranamar Villas & Yoga Retreat is nestled in the quiet beach town of Santa Teresa...

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Learn about sea turtles in Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is one of the best places in the world for turtles to...

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Touch the sky in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest is impressive on many levels. There are over 3,000 types...

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Summit Costa Rica’s highest peak, Mount Chirripo

Rising 3,820 m (12,532 ft.) into the sky is Mount Chirripo. Costa Rica's highest mountain...

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Rent an ATV to explore Montezuma

Montezuma is tucked away on the jungled cliffs of the Nicoya Peninsula. The cliff and...

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Mingle with monkeys on the Osa Peninsula

It's rumored that Costa Rica has more monkeys than humans! The country is home to...

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Pay respects to the dead on Cemetery Island

Close to Montezuma is Cemetery Island. Officially known as Cabuya, it has been used as...

Thing to do 12

Birdwatch in Carara National Park

Located on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast is Carara National Park. One of the top...

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Charter a deep sea fishing tour from the Osa Peninsula

Quepos, on the Osa Peninsula, is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Sportfishing...

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Go canyoning in La Fortuna

Canyoning is one of the most thrilling ways to get close to nature. It encapsulates...

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Go white water rafting down the Peñas Blancas

The Peñas Blancas is a class l river, making this the perfect rafting adventure for...

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Jump out of an airplane in Quepos

Skydive Costa Rica will give you the most epic view of Costa Rica ever. Situated...

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Learn to surf in Tamarindo

Tamarindo is a popular tourist destination for many reasons, but its proximity to friendly waves...

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Go horseback riding in Puerto Viejo

The Caribe Horse Riding Club offers incredible horseback tours for all levels. Located in a...

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Fly high on a zip line

Canopy Safari operates Costa Rica's first and best canopy tour since 1997! They feature 20...

Thing to do 20

Have a coffee at Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca is one of Costa Rica's premier coffee farms. Not only does it...

Thing to do 21

Go scuba diving in Cocos Island

If you're an advanced diver, Cocos Island is the spot for you. Only reachable via...

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Take a step back in time and visit Palmar Sur

Costa Rica has a long and sometimes mysterious history. In the Palmar Sur region of...

Thing to do 23

Say your prayers at one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica

The Ujarras ruins, fully named Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción, was originally...

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Treat yourself to private hot springs

Tabacon is a beautiful thermal resort and spa that is a remarkable experience within the...

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Sleep overnight in the jungle in Corcovado National Park

Described by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth," Corcovado National Park...

Thing to do 26

Stargaze in Guanacaste

Costa Rica is one of the best countries for stargazing. The skies in Guanacaste give...

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Go to a Full Moon Party in Jaco Beach

Full Moon parties are a huge part of Costa Rica, and attending one has to...

Thing to do 28

Whale watch in Uvita

Whale watching is a super popular activity in Costa Rica, and Uvita is one of...

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Visit the Jaguar Rescue Center

The Jaguar Rescue Center provides temporary or permanent homes to ill, injured, and orphaned animals...

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Swim under the falls of the La Cangreja Waterfall

Hidden in the vibrant jungles of Rincón de la Vieja National Park is La Cangreja...

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Go shopping in the Central Market in San Jose

The Central Market in San Jose is jam-packed with everything you could need and want...

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Count the sea shells on Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal is a special beach; it is considered one of the most exotic and...

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Go treetop climbing in Monteverde

Treetop Climbing is one of the most unique things you can do in Costa Rica...

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Visit Isla del Cano

A popular place for snorkeling, this biological reserve is flourishing with wildlife both above and...

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Take a tour of the National Theater in San Jose

The National Theater in San Jose is a beautiful and ornate example of architecture. Built...

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Go chocolate tasting at La Iguana Chocolate

Chocolate is another one of Costa Rica's top exports, and you can't visit the country...

Thing to do 37

Search for sloths in Cahuita

This little town on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is the perfect place to...

Thing to do 38

Snorkel in Cahuita National Park

One of the best places to snorkel in Costa Rica, the reefs here are protected...

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Visit the black sand beaches of Playa Negra

Playa Negra is one of Costa Rica's more well-known black sand beaches, especially amongst avid...

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Go on the Tree of Life Tour in the "Southern Zone"

If you're the adventurous type, the Tree of Life Tour should be on your Costa...

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Take a road trip to Cerro de la Muerte

The Inter-American Highway, often called the Pan-American Highway, runs through Central America, and Cerro de...

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Go hiking on an active volcano

The Turrialba Volcano is a beautiful place to go hiking. The well-marked trails let you...

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Walk through the CATIE Botanical Gardens

CATIE is an international institute that specializes in agriculture and biological conservation. The botanical gardens...

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Visit the Valley of the Waterfalls in Domincal

People typically visit Dominical for its beaches, but there is plenty more to see. The...

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Explore Poas Volcano National Park in the Central Valley

Poas Volcano National Park is one of the most-visited volcanoes in Costa Rica. The volcano...

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Hang out at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens

The Nature Park and Gardens are some of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica...

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Unwind in Matapalo

Matapalo is a secluded beach town marked with the Blue Ecological Flag for its dedication...

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Explore the Venado Caves

Get underground and explore the Venado Cave system! This is an essential Costa Rica bucket...

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Adventure through the La Selva Biological Station and Reserve

If you really want to learn about Costa Rica's jungles, flora, fauna, and creatures, the...

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Walk along the Rio Celeste

The Rio Celeste is one of the most heavenly bodies of water in Costa Rica...

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Wander along the Rainmaker Aerial Walkway

This privately-owned biological park offers guests a unique look into the jungle and its creatures...

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View Costa Rica's largest butterfly collection

The Butterfly Conservatory is home to 6 separate atriums dedicated to protecting and studying Costa...

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Learn to salsa dance in La Fortuna

Dancing is a huge part of Costa Rican culture, and most Costa Ricans learn at...

Thing to do 54

Explore San Lucas Island

San Lucas Island has had many lives. This beautiful island was once home to one...

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Wander around at the Catarata del Toro Waterfall

The Catarata del Toro Waterfall is one of Costa Rica's tallest waterfalls, plunging 300 feet...

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Conclusion

In Summary

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