Places to Visit in Costa Rica | 3 Costa Rican Hidden Treasures You Have To See
If you’re like most travelers, after you visit Costa Rica, you’ll want to come back again and again. Once you get all the must-see sites out of the way, the exploring really starts. There are many areas of the country that you’ve likely never seen. Check out three places to visit in Costa Rica you probably haven’t heard of, but can’t pass up.
1. The Tree of Life Tour. Between Dominical and San Isidro del General, you’ll find this tour. The property contains many acres of rainforest and cloud forest. The forests go all the way to the summit of the Tinamaste Mountains. In the forest, you can visit the Diamante Falls. You can hike up to the top of the 600-foot falls and see another 150-foot waterfall with a cave located behind the falls. Spend the night in the cave, which has a full kitchen and sleeping quarters inside.
2. Nauyaca Waterfalls. These falls can only be accessed via a long hike through the woods or by horseback. The tallest part of the falls is over 40 meters, with the smallest part being 20 meters. The sound of the falls thunders, and you can hear it echoing throughout the forest, as you get close. Go swimming in several pools near the base of the falls before you hike back the way you came.
3. Los Heroes. The area used to be cow pastures, but it later became a replica of a Swiss village. The village has two restaurants, a hotel, stables, a chapel and a train station. The village is located on Lake Arenal, giving you views of the volcano and the surrounding mountains.