Nosara and Playa Guiones — Nosara is a small, quiet, beach community which is perfect for surfers and anyone who loves to be close to nature. It’s benefitted from the protection of Costa Rica’s national park system as well as the local efforts of those who take care of the beaches on the ground on a day by day basis.
Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal and La Fortuna — One of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano, situated within the Arenal Volcano National Park. If you visit the small village of La Fortuna (meaning The Fortune) at the base of the volcano, you’ll be able to appreciate the full splendour of its beauty. There are also some wonderful natural thermal springs close by, where you can kick back and relax within a real tropical paradise location.
Puerto Viejo and Parque Nacional Cahu—Puerto Viejo is the perfect place to try your hand at surfing or scuba diving. It’s also a great spot for mountain biking or horse-riding. The Cahuita National Park is home to some of the most beautiful and protected coral reef in the world, of a kind which can only be found within Costa Rican waters.