Best places in Costa Rica

Discover the best places in Costa Rica, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 8.8K places in the country.

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Maquique Adventure Canyoning
Tourist attraction
5.00 (499 reviews)
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North Fields Coffee Tour
Tourist attraction
👍👍 What an enjoyable tour! Our guide David was very knowledgeable and sweet. It was great hearing all about the coffee and chocolate-making history and process. We were able to see lots of plants and wildlife around the grounds, too. It was fun being able to watch or even participate in some of the ste...
4.90 (945 reviews)
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Pacuare Outdoor Center
Mountain cabin
5.00 (439 reviews)
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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles - Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels
Large Byzantine-style basilica known for its storied Virgin Mary statue & holy drinking water.
4.80 (15.6K reviews)
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park
Tourist attraction
Eco park with hiking trails to 5 cascades & a wildlife sanctuary home to jungle cats & monkeys.
4.80 (8.8K reviews)
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Parque Nacional Cahuita
National park
Lush nature park featuring blue-water beaches, trails & numerous species of coral & animals.
4.80 (8.4K reviews)
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La Paz Waterfall
Tourist attraction
Nature preserve featuring waterfalls, a cloud & rain forest & a variety of animals, insects & birds.
4.80 (7K reviews)
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National Theater of Costa Rica
Performing arts theater
Ornate landmark theater offering music & dance performances & tours in Spanish & English.
4.80 (6.1K reviews)
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Il Piaceri Pizza & Grill
Pizza restaurant
👍👍 Excellent pizza and pasta. I recommend pizza house called Pizza Il Piacceri, the Hawaiiana photo is called the Italian. Very tasty. We are ordered in pizza express, and several times we asked the service is very good. If you go to the restaurant I recommend pasta.
$$ $$
4.90 (757 reviews)
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Mariscos Altamar
Seafood restaurant
👍👍 Precios súper baratos para la cantidad que ofrecen , quedé impresionado por la sopa de Mariscos, la primera que he probado con langosta con solo 6 mil colones . Tenía en el podio como primer lugar la Marisquería Rafitas en el cruce hacia Nicoya hacia el tempisque, ahora esta le gana . Definitivament...
4.90 (746 reviews)
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Namaste Indian Restaurant, Manuel Antonio
Indian restaurant
5.00 (405 reviews)
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Sky Adventures Arenal Park
Tourist attraction
Rainforest adventure park with experiences like zip-lining, treetop walks, rope swinging & more.
4.80 (3K reviews)
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Rio Celeste y Los Teñideros
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Definitely a must-do experience. No guide necessary. It’s a long steep climb back up from the waterfall, but not a problem if you are in good shape. Highly recommend hiking to the end of the trail (past the waterfall) and seeing where the blue starts (two rivers come together and the water turns blu...
4.80 (1.7K reviews)
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Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar
Dine-in · Kerbside pickup · Delivery
$$ $$
4.80 (1.6K reviews)
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Soda Sabores Lulu
$ $$$
4.90 (557 reviews)
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Arenal Springs Resort
Resort hotel
Scenic hotel with natural hot springs & an outdoor pool, plus 3 restaurants, yoga classes & a spa.
4.80 (1.4K reviews)
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University Of Costa Rica
Public university
👍👍 I traveled to Costa Rica this summer to study abroad and improve my Spanish. During my two month stay, I studied Spanish at the Universidad de Costa Rica. I cannot express enough how much this place has changed my life forever. I will, for the rest of my life, live with a 'pura vida' mentality. All...
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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Café Rojo
👍👍 Delicious Vietnamese food with a beautiful outdoor seating area. Portions were very decent especially for the price, and super fresh juice! The staff were great and took the time to explain the menu and sauces to us. Would highly recommend
$$ $$
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Resort hotel
Posh getaway offering refined rooms, suites & villas, plus 5 restaurants & an 18-hole golf course.
4.80 (1.2K reviews)
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Playa Rajada
👍👍 Beautiful beach with lots of trees to use as shadows. The sea was calm and the water was a bit cold, but nice.
4.80 (1.1K reviews)
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