Popular Tourist Destinations

Costa Rica is known worldwide because of its wonderful climate, unbelievable beauty, stable political democracy, friendly people and abundant natural resources.

Costa Rica continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Latin America. In fact Costa Rica was named “Mexico & Central Amerca’s Leading Destination” at the 2019 World Travel Awards Latin America. (Source: www.ticotimes.net July 18, 2019)

The country is full of extraordinary tourist attractions and favorites to locals alike; i.e. Manuel Antonio & Quepos, Poas Volcano, Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, the Pacuare River in Turrialba, coffee plantations, countless untouched beaches throughout the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, Jaco and Playa Hermosa (home to frequent international Surfing Championships), Playa Herradura, just a few km from Jaco, and home to the famous Los Sueños Resort, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and many others.

Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity is unmatched anywhere else in the World.

San José, its capital, is in the virtual center of the country, and considered by many throughout the region, to be the capital of Central America as well. San José hosts the majority of the regional conferences amongst Central and South American countries. People have moved to San José from all corners of the globe and is an increasingly popular and sought after destination for those who would like to relocate here and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer.

Popular Tourist Destinations:

• Los Sueños – Playa Herradura 95 km
• Jaco 97 km
• Puerto Viejo 220 km (Caribbean coast)
• Manuel Antonio 170 km
• Dominical 203 km
• La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano 135 km
• Poas Volcano 48 km
• Tamarindo – Guanacaste 257 km

Favorite San José Tourist and Cultural Attractions:

• La Salle Museum 4.4 km
• Museum of Costa Rican art 4.3 Km
• Jade Museum and pre-Columbian culture 8.4 km
• Oro (Gold) Museum 7.3 km
• National Museum 7.6 km
• National Theatre 7.2 km
• Sabana Park 4 km

International Airports:

• Juan Santamaría International Airport 16.1 km
• Tobias Bolaños – Pavas International Airport 1.8 km
• Liberia Airport – Liberia, Guanacaste 207 km