In Central America

Best 8 Places to Visit in Costa Rica | Secret Tips and Tourist Favorites

About a decade ago, my wife and I moved to Costa Rica to learn a new language and experience life in another country. I even wrote a book about it!

But because we knew our time there would be limited, we made a point to travel as much as possible from the Caribbean to coast to the beaches of Guanacaste and everything in between.

You can find videos of most of these destinations on my channel, but they were filmed and uploaded long before the days of 4K and ubiquitous GoPros. Also, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing on YouTube back then.

Now, I have a better idea –– sharing travel tips, stories, adventures, and the occasional recipe from my travels.

With that in mind, here are, in my humble opinion, the best 8 places to visit in Costa Rica, featuring a mix of tourist favorites and my off-the-beaten-path secrets.

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