Top 4 Most Unique Travel Experiences in Costa Rica

Volcano in Costa Rica

One beautiful thing about Costa Rica is that there’s something here for everyone. Dining, hiking, watersports, nature tours…the possibilities are endless. If you’re into wildlife, exploring that alone can take up all your time. Costa Rica has some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet — enough to take anyone’s breath away.

However, as with any other popular travel destination, some of these experiences may feel cliched after a while. If you’re a returning visitor, or you’re simply looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, this blog is for you. Here are some of the most unique and exclusive travel experiences in Costa Rica:

Explore a Little-Known Surfers’ Paradise

If it’s exclusivity you want, you won’t do better than Santa Teresa. This little coastal hamlet on the Nicoya Peninsula offers possibly the best surfing in all of Costa Rica. It’s a long stretch of pristine white beach enclosed by the sea on one side and tropical greenery on the other. Here, you’ll find diverse wave heights, perfect for beginners and seasoned surfers. 

Roll with the big barrels from dawn to dusk and rub shoulders with the A-listers of the world at Santa Teresa. If you decide to stay here, Casa Teresa, a full-service, private beachfront villa, is an excellent option. It’s located on the best part of the beach and offers a luxury experience like no other in the region. Enjoy one of the most unique travel experiences Costa Rica has to offer at Casa Teresa.

Private Hike to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is the first, and arguably the best, nature reserve in Costa Rica. It’s a historical site, nestled on the very southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Its establishment as a nature reserve was the first step in the development of Costa Rica’s extensive national park system. 

As with the rest of the country, Cabo Blanco’s biosphere is incredibly diverse. The abundance of birdlife found there is matched only by the undersea wildlife in the waters surrounding it.

While you’re there, make a small detour to explore nearby Montezuma. Unapologetically bohemian, this village is bound to offer one of the most eclectic and unique travel experiences you’ll ever have in Costa Rica. Speak to the concierge at Casa Teresa to arrange a private, guided exploration of this area at your own leisure.

Nature reserve in Costa Rica

Ride on Horseback through Manzanillo

The many sights of Manzanillo are a very special part of Costa Rica. They vary from beautiful sandy beaches to tropical jungle trails to lush mangroves. While on one of these breathtaking horseback tours, you may be lucky enough to see a variety of different flora and fauna in their natural habitats. You can end your private horseback riding tour on a high note by making a stop at Manzanillo beach for a cool, refreshing dip in the ocean and some amazing snorkeling and scuba diving sights.

Call us to explore Manzanillo privately on horseback for a truly exclusive travel experience in Costa Rica.

Take a Private Boat to Isla Tortuga

This remote island is located off the southeastern shore of the Nicoya Peninsula and is accessible only by boat. It’s one of two islands that make up the Islas Negritos Biological Reserve. It’s an excellent place for undersea exploration. You can do this either on your way there — you’ll notice plenty of dolphins and maybe even the odd whale from your boat — or you can go snorkeling or scuba-diving once you’re on the island. 

A day-tour there is one of the most unique travel experiences you can have in Costa Rica. It’s a great spot for hiking and taking in nature, or simply unwinding on the beach. As a guest at Casa Teresa, we arrange a private boat expedition for you to explore this island on your own time.

This was our roundup of exclusive travel experiences in Costa Rica. Reach out to us at Casa Teresa to learn more about our services and the personalized experiences we can offer you.