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Our selection of the 11 Top Things To Do in Costa Rica…

Top Things To Do in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s 7 Provinces

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Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province Costa Rica
Puntarenas Province Costa Rica

One of the seven provinces in Costa Rica, Puntarenas is located on the pacific coast of the country. The name of Puntarenas is a combination of two words: punta and arenas (point and sand respectively). Downtown Puntarenas is the most popular weekend destination for Ticos. The province, as a whole, is full of some of the best things to do in Costa Rica.

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province Costa Rica
Guanacaste Province Costa Rica

One of the seven provinces in Costa Rica, Guanacaste is located on the northwestern side of the country. The name of the province is related to the Guanacaste Tree, a species that’s only found in this part of the country. The north of Guanacaste is the center of the tourism industry in the province. There you’ll find the cities of Liberia and Santa Cruz, and the coastal towns of Flamingo, El Coco, and Tamarindo.

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Alajuela Province Costa Rica
Alajuela Province Costa Rica

Alajuela, also known as the City of the Mangoes, is the second-largest province in the country when it comes to population. Alajuela is historically famous because is the hometown of Juan Santamaria, the national hero, who saved the country back in 1856 during the Battle of Santa Rosa. This is a beautiful area, with Arenal Volcano being the top touristic jewel of the region.

Limon Province, Costa Rica

Limon Province Costa Rica
Limon Province Costa Rica

Limon is the Costa Rica province that’s filled with Afro-Caribbean culture. Its name has its origin back in 1840 when a tortoiseshell dealer grew a small plantation of lemon (Limon) trees in front of his property and became a reference point in the region. Its beaches and national parks definitely make Limon a must-visit destination that you should include during your Costa Rica vacation.

San Jose Province, Costa Rica

San Jose Province Costa Rica
San Jose Province Costa Rica

San Jose was named the capital of Costa Rica back in 1823. This was a city dedicated to agriculture for the first part of the 20th Century. But after the 50s and until the 80s it witnessed some important development. Since then and until now, San Jose has transformed into a modern city that continues to grow every day. Although it still lacks the infrastructure to be compared with the best cities in the region.

Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Cartago Province Costa Rica
Cartago Province Costa Rica

The city of Cartago was founded back in 1563, and it served as the capital of the country until 1823 when it was decided that San Jose was going to be the new capital as it was a larger economic center. Agriculture is at the center of the economy in the rural areas, and a lot of people from the city go to San Jose to work. Although the creation of an industrial park has allowed some people to stay working here.

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Heredia Province Costa Rica
Heredia Province Costa Rica

The city of Heredia is only second to San Jose when it comes to infrastructure and job opportunities. This is in a large part thanks to the development of important free trade zones such as Global Park and Ultra Park, new malls, etc. They’re home to international call centers and high-tech companies including IBM, Amazon, Sykes, Intel, HP, and Fujitsu. And such companies have brought employment to locals and also to residents of adjacent cities.


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