Areas

Costa Rica Area Map

This scenic peninsula, where sea turtles nest and surfers catch perfect waves, is a charming fusion of rugged and refined, of modest and luxe, of beach and jungle. Of something for everyone.

This sun-splashed province of aquamarine ocean and bleached savannah, of active volcanoes and arid dry forest, is also Costa Rica’s most famous destination for golden beaches and perfect surf.

Straddling Lake Arenal, the ethereal cloud forests of Monteverde join the near-perfect cone of Arenal, to form a region that is more spectacular, more magical, more astonishing than any expectation.

Less developed and, some say, more authentic than much of Costa Rica, the quiet Caribbean is a paradise of turtle nesting beaches, oceanfront rainforest, epic surf, and powdery white sands.

Lush, mountainous and scenic, the beautiful Central Valley is home to many of Costa Rica’s most worthy sights: active volcanoes and famed coffee plantations, roaring waterfalls and gilded museums.

There are few places more beautiful, more beloved and more iconic than Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, home to party-hearty Jacó, the surf-paradise of Playa Hermosa, and the extraordinary beauty of Manuel Antonio.

There’s nothing quite like the surprise of Costa Rica’s South Central region, a place of chilly mountaintops and resplendent quetzals, of towering waterfalls and sky islands, of freshwater lakes and paramo moonscapes.

Standing guard over the Osa Peninsula – the “most biologically diverse place on Earth” – the towns of Sierpe, Drake Bay and Puerto Jimenez welcome guests to the wonders of the isolated South Pacific region.