What to Do and See in Costa Rica

When you choose Goodness Dental Costa Rica, you’ll have access to this incredible country and all it has to offer. Recreational activities include kayaking and surfing to horseback riding, tennis, and golfing. Adventures are plentiful and include the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna waterfalls.
  • nature

    Nature at it’s Best in Costa Rica

    La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park (Poas Volcano)

    Sarapiquí (river tour, waterfalls, pineapple tours)

    Caño Negro wildlife refuge (river tour)

    Bijagua Rio Celeste National Park and Tenorio Volcano

    Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Carara National Park and Central Pacific beaches

  • relax

    Relax: Pura Vida Style

    Herradura and Jacó (spa, yoga, golf, Tarcoles River boat tour)

    Playa Esterillos (beach and surfing)

    Puerto Jiménez and Corcovado National Park

    Ocean Ranch Park – Jacó (waterfall hike, horseback riding, nature hike)

    Marino Ballena National Park (boat tour, hiking, yoga, spa,

    surfing class)

  • Culture

    Costa Rica Culture: From Poas to People

    Sarchi Ox Cart Factory and Poás volcano

    San Jose (San Jose Market, Museums, Theater)

    Bribri Indigenous Reserve

    Cahuita National Park

    Nicoya town church and Guanacaste culture

    Coffee tours

  • Arenal Adventure

    Arenal Adventure: Explore the Volcano

    Explore Arenal Volcano and National Park (canopy tour and ziplining)

    Lake Arenal (kayaking, mountain biking, canyoning, hot springs)

    La Fortuna Waterfall (hiking, swimming, horseback riding)

    Monteverde Cloud Forest

SAN JOSE & METRO AREA:

MUSEUMS:
costa rica national museum

National Museum

C 17, A C/2
2257-1433
museocostarica.go.cr
Tues - Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm; Sun: 9am - 4pm

costa rica Museo del Oro

Gold & Coin Museum

Plaza de Cultura C5, A C/2
2243-4202
museosdelbancocentral.org
Tues - Sun: 10am - 4:30pm

Jade Museum Costa Rica

Jade Museum

11th floor, INS Bldg.,
2287-6034
museodeljadeins.com
M-F: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Costa Rica Art Museum

Museo del Arte

La Sabana
2222-7155
musarco.go.cr
Tue-Sat: 10am - 4pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm

Museum of Contemporary Art & Design

Museum of Contemporary Art & Design

Avenida 3, calle 15
2257-7202
madc.cr
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am – 5pm

SOUVENIRS:

costa rica san jose – la casona

La Casona

C C, A C
2222-7999

San Jose Walking Market

Walking Market

(next to National Museum) C 15, A 2
Area between National Theater & Holiday Inn, C 5 & area – many shops featuring art, jewelry, & souvenirs

Boutique Annemarie

Boutique Annemarie

In Hotel Don Carlos Large souvenir shop, good prices
2233-5343
doncarloshotel.com

Moravia and Sarchi

Moravia and Sarchi

Multiple shops

TOURS:

And other things of interest
Parque Diversiones

Parque Nacional de Diversiones & Pueblo Antiguo

Amusement park & replica of old Costa Rican village
2231-2001
parquediversiones.com

Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Collection of plants favored by butterflies and hummingbirds. 50 m W, 150 m S, San Francisco de Guadalupe Church 2222-2937
butterflygardencr.com

HEREDIA:

Tours, sites and other items of interest
The Fortin & Casa de la Cultura

The Fortin & Casa de la Cultura

An old Spanish fort & Art/culture exhibits Heredia city center
2260-2588

hotel bougainvilla

Hotel Bougainvillea

10 acres of botanical gardens, nice place to visit, great restaurant.
2244-1414
hb.co.cr

Café Britt Coffee Tour

Britt Coffee Tour

Theater presentation, factory tour, gift shop, restaurant
2260-2748
coffeetour.com

arkherbfarm

The Ark

Herb Farm tour, 2 hrs., refreshments
2269-9683
arkherbfarm.com

Doka Coffee

Doka Coffee Tour

Road to Poas-Fruiganes
2449-5152
dokaestate.com

Poas Volcano

Poas Volcano & Visitor Center

2482-2165
costarica.com/attractions/poas-volcano-national-park

La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Butterfly Farm

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

2482-2720
Butterfly enclosure, hummingbirds, 5 waterfalls. waterfallgardens.com

La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Butterfly Farm

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

2482-2720
Butterfly enclosure, hummingbirds, 5 waterfalls. waterfallgardens.com

Jardin de Guarias

Jardin de Guarias

Orchid garden & restaurant, Marimba band on Sunday Palmares (5 min. from town towards Zarugoza)

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Seven hectares of private botanical gardens with 2000 species of plants in its 11 gardens.

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. Educational tours and close up viewing of sloths is a must-see!
2268-4041
toucanrescueranch.org

EAST OF SAN JOSE:

Tours and other items of interest
Parque Diversiones

Lankester Botanical Garden

Paraiso, Cartago
2511-7939

Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Collection of plants favored by butterflies and hummingbirds. 50 m W, 150 m S, San Francisco de Guadalupe Church 2222-2937
butterflygardencr.com

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