Updated: Jan 4, 2020
Enjoy lovely tropical beaches, grand adventures, the wonders of nature, and scintillating culture; all the necessary components of an ideal vacation. It's no wonder thousands have made Costa Rica their top travel choice!
3 INCREDIBLE COSTA RICA ROAD TRIP IDEAS Costa Rica is home to some of the most picturesque scenery and vibrant culture in the world. Go beyond your typical tour by renting a car and hitting the road to explore the many sights of Costa Rica. Here, we give you some Costa Rican road trip suggestions.
SAN JOSÉ TO LA FORTUNA If you're arriving in San José and taking a trip to La Fortuna, you'll find that the drive is smooth and easy, with road having several switchbacks. This drive ensures views of the beautiful national parks and stunning exotic wildlife. The Arenal Volcano is a popular tourist attraction. Arenal has the potential to frequently erupt – anywhere from 3 to 5 times a day, including hot gases, ash and rock along with lava being released. After a long day of taking in the country's beauty, rest at the Arenal Observatory Lodge or grab a bite at the Lava Lounge Bar and Grill.
MONTEVERDE TO PLAYA GRANDE The journey from Monteverde to Playa Grande is a mix of dirt and paved roads, and can be steep at times with several switchbacks and narrow passages. Your reward, however, are gorgeous beaches and visits from the majestic Leatherback Sea Turtles. The Leatherbacks lay eggs and build nests between October and March, and between April and September the eggs hatch, and thousands of baby turtles hobble their way into the ocean. To witness this beautiful scene and get up close and personal with these sea creatures, arrange a tour at Las Balulas National Park. Book a stay at the charming Hotel Las Tortugas, where you can take in views of the sunset from your room.
TAMARINDO TO SANTA TERESA While the drive from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa is not the smoothest, you are rewarded with breathtaking landscapes. Take a break from sightseeing and stop at one of the sopas (small restaurants) and indulge in authentic Costa Rican cuisine, from empanadas to patacones (deep-fried, flattened plantains). Santa Teresa is the perfect destination for both relaxation and leisure. Its idyllic white-sand beaches are great for relaxing on the beach, doing yoga or grabbing a surfboard and catching a wave. Continue your relaxation at the unpretentious Hotel Tropico Latino, where you can enjoy a full-service spa.
If you're ready to experience these unique road trips for yourself, contact Where2Next? Travel, LLC today so we can get your Costa Rica travel experience started. Take our Travel Interest Survey.