Pack comfortable walking shoes, long pants, raingear, and a sweater for chilly evenings, and enjoy destinations in Costa Rica where a cup of hot cocoa by the fire in the evening will be the perfect way to relax and relive the mountain experiences of the day.
Visit the cloud forest while still enjoying breathtaking sunset views of the Gulf of Nicoya dotted with islands. Enjoy hikes through the forest, canopies over lush scenery and massages at the local spas are. Contact Costa Rica Sky Adventures for canopy tours and other exciting ways of exploring the area.
Perez Zeledon, belonging to the province of San Jose, is a lesser known and beautiful mountainous destination. The Hacienda Altagracia Resort overlooks the General Valley, and is close to Chirripo, the country’s highest peak. The resort offers exclusive accommodations, fine dining, a luxurious spa, and activities such as yoga, horseback riding, canopy tours, cultural activities and more.
Poas Volcano Area
About an hour from San Jose International Airport and near the Poas Volcano, you’ll find the Peace Lodge. A part of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, the Peace Lodge offers Jacuzzis and fireplaces in all its guestrooms. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, coffee tours, rafting, horseback riding and more in surrounding areas.
San Gerardo de Dota
Many birdwatchers seek out Dota as being one of the best places to spot the endangered Quetzal, part of the Trogon family. Hiking and trout fishing are also popular activities. Trogon Lodge offers comfortable rooms with their own heating units, and their grounds and gardens, with the Savegre river running through them, are a beauty to behold.
Seeking a welcome respite from the warmth of the coasts and plains? Then escape to a mountainous destination in Costa Rica, and continue your adventure in cooler climates.
Article by Katie Widdowson