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Costa Rica Vacations

Top Costa Rica itineraries and travel routes.

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Costa Rica Vacations

Costa Rica Vacations: Playa Tamarindo

Stephanie Costa
Costa Rica Vacations: Costa Rica vacations are the most popular in Central America. In fact, nearly two million travelers spend their vacations in Costa Rica each year.

There are so many Costa Rica attractions — Costa Rica beaches, cities, jungles, volcanoes and islands — sometimes it's difficult to decide where to go. Some travelers choose all-inclusive packages, and there's nothing wrong with that. But other travelers prefer the flexibility that comes with planning their own Costa Rica vacation.

We've put together some of the best Costa Rica vacations and Costa Rica travel itineraries to simplify your planning process. Whether you prefer a Costa Rica beach vacation or an exploration inland, we've got the Costa Rica trip for you. These travel routes are perfect for mixing and matching, or for combining into one long trip. Happy travels!

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Jungle Trek

This route leads you through some of Costa Rica's best jungles, from Manuel Antonio to Corcovado National Park.

Nicaragua and the North

Explore northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua on this two-week journey, a route I've traveled myself.

The Rich Coast: Costa Rica

One of the most popular itineraries for Costa Rica vacations.

The Scenic South: Costa Rica and Panama

Discover Monteverde and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica, and Bocas del Toro and Panama City in Panama.

Costa Rica's Caribbean

The Costa Rica Caribbean coast is less traveled than the Pacific, but no less fantastic.

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