22 best things to do in Costa Rica in 2021

Some facts about Costa Rica for you …

Where is Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is one of the southernmost countries in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast.

What is the capital of Costa Rica?

San José is the capital of Costa Rica, located right in the middle of the country. San José Airport is Costa Rica’s main international airport, so there’s a good chance you’ll be flying from here and elsewhere. Its location allows easy access to either the Caribbean coast (warm and calmer seas), inland cloud forests, or the Pacific coast (where the surf is!).

Most likely, you are heading to Costa Rica to soak up the beaches, nature, and wildlife in order to fly off to San José and continue your adventure out of town almost immediately.

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

The rainy season runs approximately from May to November. During this time, it rains almost every day. It doesn’t run all day, every day but expect showers and even rainy days. Just be prepared during the rainy season and pack suitable waterproof clothing.

Of course, where it is the rainy season, you see less people and can take advantage of the cheaper prices of hotels and activities in Costa Rica. You can also find cheaper flights to Costa Rica during the rainy season. October is the rainiest month, so if you really don’t like rainfall while in Costa Rica, avoid October!

The dry season is from December to April. You will get the most sun and the humidity drops a bit. Beach days galore!

Where to stay in Costa Rica …

It depends on what you are looking for in Costa Rica. The best things to do in Costa Rica are spread all over the country, so there’s no better place to stay. If you’re looking for beaches and surfing, you’ll probably want to head to the Pacific Coast on the east side.

If you are looking for warmer, calmer seas, you may choose to settle on the Caribbean coast on the west side.

Spanish is the main language of Costa Rica.

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