If you want to take a break from the city this vacation, here are some of the best camping areas in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has many national parks, beaches and forests that are ideal for camping. So, if you want to get away from the city, here are some of the best camping areas in Costa Rica.

National Parks

Santa Rosa National Park

If you want to take a break from the city this vacation, here are some of the best camping areas in Costa Rica.
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Santa Rosa National Park is located in the province of Guanacaste and is the only Protected Wildlife Area that has a museum within its territory. In fact, Santa Rosa was the scene of the battle of the 1956 Campaign.

This territory preserves the only patch of dry tropical forest in Mesoamerica and, at the same time, connects with humid, cloud and rain forests, so there is a lot of diversity.

It has many facilities for camping such as: bathrooms, showers, huts with sink and barbecue.

Price: 3,300 colones for national adults, 2,700 for national minors, $19 for foreign adults and $9 for foreign minors.

Tortuguero National Park

If you want to take a break from the city this vacation, here are some of the best camping areas in Costa Rica.
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In the case of this park, 99% of the territory is used for the absolute protection of resources and 1% as a visitor site. It is located in northeastern Costa Rica and is one of the country’s main tourist sites.

Here there are some businesses that will offer you what you need for camping in this area, but the park also has its own restrooms, kiosks and drinking water.

Its tourist attractions are: sea turtle watching, the El Jaguar land trail, which runs parallel to the park’s beach, and the aquatic trails, which run through the park’s different water channels by means of small boats.

Important: The entrance to the park is only by air or water. In La Pavona is the pier from where the boats leave for Tortuguero and cars can stay in the parking lot for as many nights as necessary (You must consult for the price per night).

Corcovado National Park

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In the Osa Peninsula is the beautiful Corcovado Park, where 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity is found. Here it is possible to find tapirs on the beach, felines, mammals and sharks in the water.

All this makes camping in Corcovado a unique and wild experience. Indeed, you will be able to pitch your tent and spend the night in the unspoiled nature. The sites are close to the ranger station, where services such as drinking water, hot water, first aid, radio and telephone are provided.

Chirripó National Park

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Chirripó is the highest point in Costa Rica, so thousands of people every year make it their goal to climb to the top. If you are a lover of adventure and challenges, this is the ideal tour.

Anyway, you can choose your route and reach different destinations: Los Crestones, where you can appreciate a panoramic view of the Talamanca mountain range; Chirripó hill; Ventisqueros hill, from where you can see part of Talamanca; Sabana de los Leones, the only natural high altitude savannah in the country; Morrenas valley with rivers of glacial origin; Los Lagos valley with more lakes of glacial origin.

In order to enjoy this experience, you must reserve your space with SINAC (National System of Conservation Areas of Costa Rica) to obtain the services of: trail network, drinking water, restrooms, lodging, food, etc.

La Marta Wildlife Refuge (Talamanca)

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This refuge is located in the Talamanca mountain range, just an hour and a half from San José, and is part of the Amistad Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Here, you can drive into the camping area, where each rancho has a sink, benches and tables. In addition, there are restrooms and showers near the ranchos (with hot water at certain times of the day).


San Luis Ecological Farm (Monteverde)

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The farm, located in the Tilarán mountain range, offers several trails, famous for the variety of birds that can be observed. Here you can swim in the river, visit the sugar mill and camp in the cloud forest of Monteverde.

There are also other services such as coffee tours, pottery workshops and horseback riding tours.

Tesoro Escondido Waterfall and La Gota Viewpoint (Bajos del Toro)

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It is located in the area of Bajos del Toro, 90 minutes from the capital San José. The waterfall Tesoro Escondido is about 65 meters high and its water is of an intense light blue color that comes from the Desagüe River, of volcanic origin.

As for the viewpoint La Gota, it is located inside the property and to reach the top, you must climb 465 steps. In addition to the viewpoint, there are 3 pools with a natural slide. The camping area is near the restaurant.

Don Manuel Lagoon (San José)

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The lagoon is within a private reserve for the protection and conservation of wildlife. Originally, this territory was founded in 1950 for the cultivation of potatoes and vegetables; some time later, because of the scenic beauty of the place, they decided to open it to the public.

The lagoon is located in Santa Maria de Dota and is classified as one of the best lagoons in the country.

Important: Visitors are not allowed to swim or fish in the lake. Camping only.

Hule Lagoon (Alajuela)

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The Hule Lagoon is one of the most spectacular lagoons you will see in the country. It is located in the Bosque Alegre refuge, in the canton of Río Cuarto, province of Alajuela.

You can swim in the lagoon waters, walk along the trails that lead to other lagoons or enjoy a nice picnic.

Caricias Forest

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Caricias Forest is a private ecological reserve located on Caricias Hill, in Concepción de San Isidro de Heredia. Here there are 5 km of trails, restrooms, showers and ranchos (without electricity).

Important: Alcohol and other drugs are not allowed, music and pets must be kept on a leash.

Iztarú Hill (Cartago)

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It is located in San Vicente de Tres Ríos, Cartago, only 1 hour from San José.

It has a beautiful view of all of Cartago and the Irazú Volcano. There are also trails and an obstacle course. Here you will be able to camp with all the facilities: campfire areas, showers, restrooms and ranchos with grill and roof.

Important: this land is originally a scout site, but it is open to all types of people who want to visit the property and camp on it.

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