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Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Costa Rica

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Cocos Island
Cocos Island, Costa Rica, is located over 300 miles off the Costa Rican shore and is a part of the Puntarenas Canton.

The island itself is uninhabited; you can also get to the area by boat. If you want to stay for more than a day, you will have to live in the many boats that offer board and lodging and are anchored around the island. Cocos Island's warm waters provide a home to hammerhead sharks, rare frogfish, turtles, moray eels, trumpet fish, blue-striped snappers, lobsters and a treasure trove of colored fish. There are actually close to 20 coral species, over 100 kinds of shellfish and a treasure trove of fish and crustaceans... read more arrow
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The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is not just the country's most active volcano. It is also a treasure trove of fun activities. It's a great place to get some adventure – the sight of the volcano in action is a great place to start. Here, you can get a load of molten lava and hot rocks being spewed out of its mouth. The best time to see it is at night, when the lava and rocks glow in the darkness.

Arenal was first mistaken for a mountain. This may be because it had been dormant for 400 years. However, when it erupted in 1968, it covered close to 6 square miles with ash hot lava and rock... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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