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What To Do With Your Free Time in Costa Rica

Pristine beaches and jungles full of amazing animals make up the diverse landscape of Costa Rica. Use your free time to choose your own adventure, or soak up some sun and relax with the beautiful scenery.

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Hermosa Beach
Playa Hermosa, located at the entrance of the Papagayo Gulf is one of the best surfing beaches of Costa Rica. You’ll also find gentle waves, great for swimming and snorkeling.
FREE – $
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Location: Options are available all along the coast.


National Parks
Dive deeper into nature with a tour of Costa Rica’s many national parks. Two close-by favorites are Palo Verde National Park and Santa Rosa National Park. Wander in awe through lush jungles as you’re greeted by friendly monkeys and exotic birds sing overhead.
$ – $$
Hours: Tour times will vary
Location: Both parks are about an hour away from Hermosa Beach.