Costa Rica Regions

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Costa Rica Regions

1) Caribbean Coast

This includes the entire Atlantic coastline including the most popular tourist destinations like Tortuguero, Limon, Puerto Viejo, Cahuita National Park, Playa Uva and Playa Cocles.

2) Central Valley of San Jose

This includes the city of San Jose and it's surrounding suburbs: Alajuela, Herredia, Escazu, Cartago, as well as other's. The Central Valley is famous for attractions like Poas National Park, Irazu National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park to name a few. The region also reaches to the festival's of Palmares and the city of San Ramon.

3) Monteverde, Arenal, and Northern Plains

Stretching from the famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde, San Larenzo and La Fortuna's, Volcan Arenal as well as Lake Arenal; to the the flat plains and rolling hills of San Carlos (Ciudad Quesada) and extending up to the border of Nicaragua in the area known as Cano Negro and the Rio Frio.

4) Northern Pacific

Guanacaste including Liberia, Tamarindo, Papagayo, Playa de Coco, Teriabla and the Rincon de la Vieja Volcanos, Barra Honda National Park, Las Baulas National Marine Park, Santa Rosa National Park and Guanacaste National Park and stretching to the northern Pacific coast to Nicaragua.

5) Gulf of Nicoya Peninsula

Including the Gulf of Nicoya, the Port town of Punteranas, the Amistad Bridge, the Beaches of Nosara, Samara, Mal Pais, Montezuma and all the towns bordering the coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula.

6) Central Pacific

Including the central pacific towns of Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos, Also includes the beaches south of Punteranas and Matapalo and other beaches north of Dominical.

7) Southern Pacific

Starting at Dominical this region extends to the border of Panama; including the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Golfito, San Isidro and Marino Ballena National Park, Corcovado National Park, La Amistad National Park and Chirripo National Park. This also includes the Isles de Cocos located 190 miles off the coastline in the Pacific Ocean.