Central Pacific Coast Travel Guide
Plan Your Central Pacific Coast Vacation
The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is a long swath of gorgeous land, from sublime coastline dotted with national parks and palm-lined beaches to inland stretches of ranches, coffee plantations, small villages, and forested mountains. There's a reason this is a popular place to visit: the region has a lot of "Pura Vida" to offer.
The Central Pacific has a good mix of high-quality hotels, nature lodges, and cabinas (low-cost Tico-run hotels, often... read more
You'll find the liveliest dining mix in the country outside San José here, especially in Manuel Antonio. The crowd of... read more
Things To Do in Central Pacific Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Adventure sports: Snorkel among colorful fish, get muddy on ATV mountain rides, and zip through treetops near Jacó, Manuel... Read more
One of the last remnants of an ecological transition zone between Costa Rica's drier northwest and more humid southwest, Carara National... Read more
At only 7 square km (3 square miles), Manuel Antonio National Park—Costa Rica's smallest park—has an impressive collection of natural... Read more
The Central Pacific is more renowned for its hedonistic Pacific beaches and resort nightlife than for wildlife or ecotourism. But there... Read more
This area of the Pacific coast has two large cruise ship ports of call and a few smaller ones. Puntarenas, the country's original Pacific... Read more
Rated one of the top diving destinations in the world, Isla del Coco is uninhabited and remote, and its waters are teeming with marine... Read more
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