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The Top 5 Things to Do in Costa Rica

By Gap 360

Last updated: 12th July 2017

From the vibrancy of San Jose to the majesty of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica is an epic country with loads to offer!

But what can you actually DO over there?

Check out our top recommendations for what to get up to in beautiful Costa Rica!


There is so much to see in Costa Rica! The enchanting Monteverde cloud forest, the waterfalls of La Fortuna, the beaches of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca… A group tour is the perfect way to do it all!

Learn Spanish

Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, so it’s a great place to hone your language skills. Why not take a short language course and perfect your understanding in the classroom? Then put what you’ve learned into practice in real life! You’ll be speaking like a local in no time! Check out our Spanish courses in Costa Rica.

Teach English

Already a Spanish pro? Why not make use of your language skills to teach English to Costa Rican kids? Volunteering in an underprivileged school is a fantastic way to become part of the community and get a real flavour of life in Costa Rica. Find out more here.

Save turtles!

Who doesn’t love turtles? The Costa Rican coastline is a popular nesting site for turtles, and hundreds of eggs are laid here every year! These eggs need protecting and the coastline needs conserving. This is where you come in! Volunteer at a turtle conservation project and help these cute creatures take their first steps in the world! Find out more here.

Kick off a South American Adventure!

Costa Rica is the perfect springboard for more South American exploration! Hop over the border to Nicaragua and journey north through Honduras and Guatemala towards Mexico! What are you waiting for? South America is calling!

Want to find out more about travel opportunities in Costa Rica? Call us on 01892 527392 and speak to one of our friendly travel advisors!

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