Insider secrets for experiencing Costa Rica

So you’ve been hearing about Costa Rica for years and you’re trying to decide how to make sure your trip is the best it can be. You’ve read about the places everyone’s been to and you’re wondering: what else is out there? Maybe you’ve just heard so much about it that you’re trying to decide if you should make it your big trip for this year or if you should try somewhere else.

Whatever you decide, we thought we’d let you in on a few of the country’s secrets that can make your trip that much better, and unforgettable. In Costa Rica, you can get as adventurous as you want or relax as much as you want: the choice is yours.  Some prefer ziplining through the clouds and canopy one day and whitewater rafting or surfing another day, while others would rather spend the day monkey spotting and relaxing in hot springs in view of an active volcano.

But the difference between a good trip and an amazing trip is in the places you go – and we’re here to bring you to some of Costa Rica’s best hidden secrets.

Insider tips: How to experience the best of Costa Rica

Osa PeninsulaOsa Peninsula.  One of these best-hidden secret spots is the Osa Peninsula. This is the part of the country that is way down south, far enough that unless you know what you’d be missing if you didn’t go, you probably wouldn’t get there. Here, you’ll find an abundance of wildlife in the acres of nature preserves including species like scarlet macaws, hundreds of bird species, threatened squirrel monkeys, sea turtles and even big cats. There are luxury green eco-lodges in the rainforest and the country’s best snorkeling on a little island off the coast.

Go where the Caribbean and Latin influences mix.  Another secret? Climb the highest peak to see both the Caribbean and Pacific at once or go to the Caribbean coast and see how Caribbean and Latin cultures mix to create a distinctive and undeniably unique atmosphere.   

Meet and live with Costa Rican natives. Something that will make your Costa Rica trip truly unforgettable is if you take the time to get to know the people in the country. When traveling, it’s only natural that you interact with natives of the country. But when you get the chance to be treated like family and welcomed into a home with open arms – this is when the travel experience becomes like no other. The warmth a Costa Rican family can share with you will change your life and make your trip so much more than a vacation or holiday.  

The folks at know the secrets of Costa Rica because we’ve all lived there. GreenSpot can help you decide on a destination, or help you design your own trip, it’s what we do best.’s expertise has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as Costa Rica’s Top Travel Specialist for the past three years in a row!  We can design a trip just based on what we hear from you and let you in on a few more secrets. Visit for more information or contact us at [email protected].  

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