Off Beaten Path Attractions in Costa Rica



Costa Rica was once a country considered off-the-beaten path for many travelers, and despite the ease in getting here these days, many of its attractions are still out of the way, and specially on the Caribbean coast, as off-beat as they are off-the-beaten-path. For a rugged excursion as off-the-beaten path as it gets, book a volunteer Leatherback Adventure with the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Or, consider the Econo-waterfall tour in Puerto Viejo, a foot-to-bus-to-jungle journey to the Bri Br Waterfall. Then discover the unforgettable taste of the Chocolate Forest Experience, before or after you've lived the rush of rafting the level IV Rio Pacuare rapids. At the Jardin Excondido, couples, soul seekers, and those interested in traditional Central American holistic healing will find kindred spirits on the outskirts of Puerto Viejo, At the Ice Cream Garden, you'll be satisfying your sweet tooth at the very edge of Costa Rica, with decadent Italian gelato to boot. Bird watching at the Manzanillo Gandoca Refuge next door is as exotic as it gets, and Don't forget to allot extra time on your itinerary to discover the hidden, unexpected and the unforgettable side of Costa Rica's off-the-beaten-path things to do.

Leatherback Adventure Sea Turtle Conservancy

A Leatherback Adventure is an exciting and educational way to support the much needed research of this endangered, exotic species... read more

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Puerto Viejo

Horseback riding on the beach in Puerto Viejo...
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Bird Watching in Manzanillo

Bird watching for beginners and afficionados in Manzanillo Gandoca Wildlife Refuge... read more

Snorkeling in Cahuita

Cahuita's protected waters and coral reef are ideal for snorkeling... read more

Whitewater Rafting on the Rio Pacuare

Whitewater rafting in Costa Rica is a highly-ranked adventure... read more

Turrialba Volcano National Park

Costa Rica's least visited national park with excellent cheese and a volcano attached to its name... read more

Jardin Escondido

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An incognito eco-lodge on the edge of Puerto Viejo offering natural treatments, massage and alternative learning experiences... read more

Econo-Waterfall Tour

Bridging the gap for budget travelers, this unique trip to the Bri Bri Waterfalls is the real deal... read more

The Chocolate Forest Experience

2 k south east of Puerto Viejo 25 meters north of Om Yoga. Beach Break Playa Cocles.

See, smell, and taste the transformation from raw cacao to tempered chocolate... read more

Shakti Yoga Studio

50 meters north of the MegaSuper

Little Anasara yoga studio in the center of Puerto Viejo... read more
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