30 Famous Landmarks in Costa Rica for Your Bucket List Story

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30 Famous Landmarks in Costa Rica for Your Bucket List Story

With diverse wildlife, pretty views, and many famous landmarks in Costa Rica to see, this...

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Landmark 1

Irazú Volcano, Cartago Province

One of the most popular landmarks in Costa Rica is the Irazú Volcano, which is...

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Landmark 2

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Vara Blanca

Take a day trip to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and be treated to incredible...


Landmark 3

Cocos Island, Puntarenas

340 miles off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies Cocos Island, a lush green...

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Landmark 4

Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas

One of the best places to visit in Costa Rica is Manuel Antonio National Park...

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Landmark 5

Cathedral Point, Manuel Antonio National Park

Located at the end of Manuel Antonio National Park, Cathedral Point should be next on...

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Landmark 6

The Jade Museum, San Jose

The Jade Museum in San José is dedicated to preserving Costa Rican Jade and features...

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Landmark 7

La Sabana Park, San Jose

La Sabana Park is a large metropolitan park situated in downtown San José. The park...

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Landmark 8

San José Metropolitan Church, San Jose

As a predominantly Catholic country, religion is a highly prominent part of life for Costa...

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Landmark 9

The National Museum of Costa Rica, San Jose

For an afternoon of educational fun, head to The National Museum of Costa Rica in...

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Landmark 10

National Theater of Costa Rica, San Jose

Another important landmark in San José is the National Theater of Costa Rica. The building...

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Landmark 11

The Diquís Spheres, San Jose

Paying a visit to The Diquís Spheres is one of the more unique things to...

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Landmark 12

Braulio Carrillo National Park, San Jose

Next to a major highway, you will find Braulio Carrillo National Park and the vast...

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Landmark 13

La Fortuna Waterfall, San Carlos

Meaning ‘The Fortune’ in Spanish, La Fortuna Waterfall is located in the Arenal Volcano National...

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Landmark 14

Arenal Volcano, San Carlos

Inside of Arenal Volcano National Park sits the centerpiece of the area, Arenal Volcano. The...

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Landmark 15

Tabacon Hot Springs, La Fortuna

Near the base of the Arenal Volcano is where the mineral waters found at the...

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Landmark 16

Mistico Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna

One of the most unique things to do in Costa Rica is to spend an...

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Landmark 17

Carara National Park, Carara

Carara National Park is one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica. The...

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Landmark 18

Poás Volcano Crater, Alajuela

Situated in central Costa Rica near the capital San José, the Poás Volcano crater is...

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Landmark 19

The Petroglyphs of Cacao, Guanacaste

One of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica is the Petroglyphs of Cacao. These...

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Landmark 20

Rivas Megalithic Monuments, San Jose Province

This picturesque national landmark is just south of the modern town of Riva, close to...

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Landmark 21

Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Cartago

Originally built in 1639, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica, or The Basílica de Nuestra...

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Landmark 22

Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

Corcovado National Park is a breathtaking nature reserve on the Osa Peninsula, maintained to protect...

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Landmark 23

Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Liberia

Another majestic national park is the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, located in the...

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Landmark 24

Guayabo National Monument, Turrialba

Situated in Costa Rica, near the city of Turrialba in the Cartago Province, the Guayabo...

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Landmark 25

Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nestled deep inside Tenorio Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste is a river running through the...

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Landmark 26

Terciopelo Cave, Barra Honda National Park

Pay an exciting visit to the Barra Honda Caverns with a private guide, and you...

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Landmark 27

Tortuguero, Limon

A visit to Tortuguero is a must-do while you’re in Costa Rica. This small village...

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Landmark 28

El Miro, Jaco

El Miro is a unique landmark in Costa Rica, based on the country's western coast...

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Landmark 29

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde

You will find the Monteverde Cloud Forest, near Santa Elena, filled with nearly 2000 species...

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Landmark 30

Damas Island, Quepos

Paying a visit to Damas Island is the best way to get off the beaten...

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In Summary

These are just 30 of the many Costa Rican landmarks you can see on your...

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