Enjoy the very best of Costa Rica with these itineraries:
  • Best of Costa Rica
  • Best Beaches
  • Sweet Retreats
  • Ecoadventure
  • Top Wildlife Spots
  • Family Fun
  • Surf’s Up
  • Adrenaline Rush
Explore what Costa Rica has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • San Jose
    • The Central Highlands including Escazu and Vicinity, Cariari to La Guacima, Alajuela and Vicinity, Grecia to Zarcero, La Garita to San Ramon, Heredia and Vicinity, Braulio Carrillo National Park and Vicinity, Cartago and Vicinity, Ruta de Los Santos, Turrialba and Vicinity
    • The Caribbean Coast including Highway 32 to Puerto Limon, Puerto Limon and Vicinity, Tortuguero, Barra del Colorado, Cahuita and Vicinity, Manzanillo and Vicinity, and Rio Sixaola Region
    • The Northern Zone including Ciudad Quesada and Vicinity, La Fortuna to Tabacon, Arenal Volcano and Vicinity, Laguna de Arenal, Los Chiles and Vicinity, Highway 4 to Upala, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui and Vicinity
    • Guanacaste and the Northwest including The Southern Plains, Monteverde and Santa Elena, Tilaran and Vicinity, Canas and Vicinity, Liberia and Vicinity, The Far North
    • The Nicoya Peninsula including Highway 2 to Santa Cruz, Playas del Coco and Vicinity, Playa Flamingo and Vicinity, South to Junguillal, Playa Lagarto to Ostional, Nosara and Vicinity, Playa Samara to Carrillo, Playa Camaronal to Playa Mananillo, and Southern Nicoya
    • Central Pacific including Orotina to Playa Herradura, Jaco and Vicinity, Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Savegre to Dominical, and Costa Ballena
    • Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula including Valle de Diquis, Osa Peninsula, Golfito and Golfo Dulce, The Burica Peninsula, Ciudad Neily and Vicinity
    • South-Central Costa Rica including Calle de El General, Chirripo and Vicinity, La Amistad International Park and Vicinity


Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it’s surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San Jose. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas, including The 21-Day Best of Costa Rica, The Offbeat Experience, and Seven Days for Active Vacationers. Complete with details on the best beaches for surfing and a variety of opportunities to get outdoors, Moon Costa Rica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook

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