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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Experience the rain forest while experiencing breathtaking views of the crater and lagoon. Enjoy a great coffee or fresh strawberries on the way up to the national Park.”
  • 92 locals recommend
“Just one hour driving from Las Palmas. Passing through many small towns along the way. Many hot spring places close by. You can go Back and forth from las Palmas to that area the same day”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“I recommend this mall because is the best mall in Alajuela and is easy to get there from the hotel by Uber.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“The biggest Mall in San José. Beautiful place although its access is a little difficult by bus.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Es un hermoso lugar para visitar en costa rica, el río las cataratas rodeado de naturaleza ”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Beautiful place. The conical-shaped volcano is amazing, nature at its best. The area is surrounded by hot springs. Great area to visit with tons of activities available. Will be glad to give further recommendations. As always in CR, check the weather & best months to visit, because the rainy season is intense. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
“This is the largest active volcano in Costa Rica. At Poas Volcano you will be able to get all the way to the mountain top and look down the crater that is surrounded by the cloud forest. It's a spectacular view! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
“Plenty of animals for the kids to see. while around, visit the plants sold along the way, you will be able to see some beautiful plants and flowers”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Tenorio National Park (approximately 73 kilometers) is where the famous Celeste River is located. The river is named for its baby-blue hue created as copper sulfate and colloidal silica react with sulfur in the merging rivers. The park also includes a diverse array of flora and fauna, including pumas, tapirs, howler monkeys, squirrels, bromeliads, palms, ferns and much more. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Hike, long walk to waterfalls, pack and little meal and stay for awhile and enjoy. Also you can enjoy what the park has to offer has far as canopy tours, rafting, tubbing, horse back riding and more! Enjoy the natural hot springs and mud bath experience as well. You do not need a tour guide for any of these experiences. About a 1:35 min drive from Tamarindo ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A must see, 1 of the seven wonders of Costa Rica. Ask Maria to book a guide for you. Go early in the morning to see wildlife, that is when they are most active. $22 Entrance Fee, $25 for Guide per person. Maria will book for you and guide will wait for you at the reception area. Guide has great gear for taking pictures & shares them with you. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Check out a beautiful waterfall, gardens and Costa Rica's most visited nature park and animal sanctuary!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ La Paz (Spanish: "the peace") is a waterfall in central Costa Rica. In Spanish, it is known as Catarata de La Paz. It is 31 kilometres (19 mi) north of Alajuela, between Vara Blanca and Cinchona. The waterfall is located immediately alongside the road from Alajuela that leads to the northern plains of Costa Rica. The River La Paz forms the waterfall after traversing 8 kilometres (5 mi) of volcanic terrain, and then continues through the rainforest of the eastern side of Poás Volcano. A short path leads behind the waterfall, where a small shrine had been located. Upstream from the waterfall is La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a hotel and park, where visitors can observe many different species.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“There are a lot of restaurants and caffes here, try "Spoon" (a coffee place) and "La estación" (icecream), or "Soda Tapia" (food) ”
  • 21 locals recommend
National Park
“The National Park of Rincon de La Vieja has everything from hiking the volcanos, seeing hot mud pits, hot springs, zip-lines, horseback riding and tubing down a river! There are many tours and activities being offered throughout town within this one national park and can be quite daunting! Please don't hesitate to contact me directly and I will be more than happy to assist you with finding the perfect combo in value and activities for what you are looking for! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“Si sabes el nombre del aeropuerto deberias conocer de donde proviene. If you know the name of the airport you should know where it comes from.”
  • 18 locals recommend