Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide
Plan Your Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Vacation
The vast expanse that locals call the Zona Norte (Northern Zone) packs in a larger variety of activities than any other part of the country. You'll find almost everything in this region that Costa Rica has to offer, except beaches, of course.
A few sumptuous resorts hold court in northern Costa Rica, but this region is largely the province of smaller, nature-themed... read more
You'll never go hungry in this region. The north is the country's breadbasket, and the hotels and restaurants out here make... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Experience a volcano: When Arenal, one of the world's most active volcanoes, is not dormant, you can hear it rumbling, and, on... Read more
Think a smaller version of Florida's Everglades and you'll have a good picture of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro.... Read more
The 2-km-high (1-mile-high) Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica's youngest volcano, dominates the region's landscape. Volcanologists estimate... Read more
Cloud forests, rain forests, volcanoes, thermal springs, white-water rivers, waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations, and rolling... Read more
Cloud forests are a type of rain forest, but are different from the hot, humid lowland forests with which most people are familiar.... Read more
A pioneer in sustainable tourism, Costa Rica has become a model for other countries by developing ways to promote and enforce sustainable... Read more
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