Planning Your Summer Vacation in Costa Rica
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Planning Your Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

Date Published:
May 23, 2022
Planning Your Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

Planning Your Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

As you anticipate the warm sunshine and turn of seasons, there's no better time to start planning your summer vacation in Costa Rica!

The most popular tourist destination in Latin America, Costa Rica offers an immense variety of things to do during your getaway. From a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat to an action-packed adventure of a lifetime, you can design the perfect personalized vacation in this tropical paradise. Here’s your all-inclusive checklist for your Costa Rican summer vacation:

Find the Best Place to Stay in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, the most biodiverse country in the world, is jam-packed with adventurous opportunities to sprinkle throughout your vacation. Whether you want to relax by the turquoise waters of the Pacific, go on a culinary exploration of Latin dishes, or sail through the rainforest canopy on a zipline - there is a perfect Costa Rica destination waiting for you.

La Fortuna

Arena Volcano View

Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna provides natural world luxury for your getaway.

Hotels and resorts offer guests geothermal hot springs experiences, hikes amidst the gorgeous local waterfalls, and open-air dining. For a matchless adventure, try spelunking in the Arenal Venado Caves.

Manuel Antonio

Monkey at Manuel Antonio National Park

Stay near Manuel Antonio National Park for a true tropical escape. Manuel Antonio provides endless adventures and excursions around the rainforest and on pristine beaches. Say hello to the sloths and monkeys as you soar through the canopy on a zipline or float by on a whitewater raft.


Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is a world leader in ecotourism, and Monteverde is the ideal destination for celebrating and exploring biodiversity. Plant yourself amidst the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest and plan some invigorating hikes or a tour of the canopy via hanging bridges or ziplines.

Jaco & Los Sueños

Los Suenos Marina

If you’re looking to surround yourself with more commercial infrastructure or a bit of luxury on your Costa Rican vacation, the Jaco and Los Sueños area is for you. The town of Jaco has become a tourist destination for surfers, sport-fishers, and backpackers. Los Sueños offers a world-class resort community featuring plenty of tours and activities to keep you occupied.

Book Your Transportation

When traveling to Costa Rica, you’ll fly into the capital city of San Jose to the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

From the airport, decide if you will rent a car or rely on other methods of transportation across the country. San Jose is in a central location with easy access to the best travel destinations throughout Costa Rica. You can hire private transport, use a ride-sharing service like Uber, hop on public transportation, or use a shared shuttle service to whichever town or city you are staying in.

Reserve Your Accommodations

Once you have chosen which location will host your Costa Rica summer vacation, it’s time to choose your accommodations. Hotels, resorts, rental homes, and condos are popular choices for vacationers.

Use Adventure Tours Costa Rica’s accommodations search to find your perfect lodgings!

Don’t Forget the Food

Food is an important part of cultural identity. To make the most of your Costa Rican vacation, plan to stop at highly rated and delicious restaurants featuring the local fair. There are plenty of world-class culinary experiences such as the San Lucas Treetop Dining or Rancho La Cascada to thrill your palate!

Travel Prep Checklist for Your Summer Vacation

● Finalize Your Dates

● Explore All-Inclusive Packages

● Choose Your Destination

● Check International Entry Requirements

● Book Your Flights

● Book Land Transportation

● Reserve Your Accommodations

● Choose Adventures and Tours

● Make Dining Reservations

● Check Exchange Rates

● Pack Your Bags

● Have an Amazing Trip!