For a relatively small country, Costa Rica has a wealth of things for visitors to see and do. From hiking through the lush rainforests
found in Costa Rica's 26 national parks
to sunbathing on one of the country's pristine beaches
, there is something for everyone.
A world of wildlife
Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth. Visitors taking day trips in Costa Rica may learn about the fascinating creatures found here. Tourists can see where leatherback turtles make their nests on the shores of Tortuguero National Park
, or check out the incredible variety of marine life on a sailing trip. Whale and dolphin watching tours are a great way for visitors to see these magnificent creatures up close, and butterfly farm trips
are great fun for the whole family.
Thrills and excitement
Thousands of adventurous tourists come to Costa Rica every year to live life on the edge and experience a range of exciting activities. Travelers can explore the lush rainforests and breathtaking landscapes on an all-terrain vehicle expedition, or saddle up and discover the beauty of the Costa Rican countryside on horseback.
Bold tourists can test their nerve by bungee jumping or exploring the country's vast network of underground caves on a spelunking day trip. Costa Rica is also one of the best places in the world to go rock-climbing, which could be the perfect way for adventure travelers to spend an afternoon.
Visitors who want to check out Costa Rica from a bird's eye view can soar to new heights on a paragliding adventure or a hot-air balloon ride, and there is no better - or more exciting - way to see the stunning beauty of Costa Rica's national parks
than a canopy tour
and aerial tram ride.
Learning is fun in Costa Rica
Visitors who want to learn more about Costa Rica's national exports can visit one of the country's numerous banana and coffee plantations. These fascinating tours are an ideal way for tourists to learn more about how fresh coffee makes its way from the plantation to their cup, and provide guests with insight into how these products are vital to the Costa Rican economy.
With so much to see and do, visitors taking day trips in Costa Rica can experience everything the country has to offer, no matter how long they plan on staying.