There are lots of things to do in Costa Rica for men. The Central American country of Costa Rica is an amazingly diverse country with outstanding beaches, incredible rainforests, spectacular volcanoes, and wild nightlife. If you can’t find something exciting to do in Costa Rica, you’re either dead, boring, or not looking.
Finding Things to Do in Costa Rica
Bachelor Party Time!
Don’t forget, my Things Men Buy friends, that Costa Rica is a primo destination for bachelor parties! You can do a killer one-two bachelor party punch by flying into San Jose which is the capitol of Costa Rico. It’s worth spending a night or two in San Jose to check out the place and chow at the restaurants. Then, head over to Playa Jaco. Simply known as Jaco, this is a Pacific coast beach town that is popular for surfing during the day and over-the-top partying and women at night. Your bachelor party will be epic!
Okay, let’s move on to more great stuff to do in this wonderful Caribbean country…
Since Costa Rica has coasts on both the Caribbean and the Pacific, you know beaches come into play. I already mentioned Jaco. Next up is something more out of the way.
Hitting the Gold Coast
Up a ways from Jaco on the Pacific coast side, your list of things to do should include the beaches and biodiversity of Guanacaste. This northwest Costa Rican province has over 400 miles of coastline and is Costa Rica’s most sparsely populated province. This area is called the “Gold Coast”.
You can find everything from high dollar to family resorts in Guanacaste. But if you want beaches and nightlife, Tamarindo is the place to be. Expect plenty of action because Tamarindo is a popular place. Hit Playa Tamarindo for surfing or enjoy swimming in the waters off the white sand of Lagosta Beach.
Besides swimming and surfing, you can snorkel, dive, take a catamaran cruise, check out the volcanoes at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, zipline a dry tropical forest canopy and more.
Tamarindo nightlife is varied, so finding good trouble is easy to do. Gamble at Casino Diria, dance at Aqua Discotheque, and drink craft beer at the beachfront Volcano Brewing Company at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Most bars have a ladies night, so you can cover that fun too!
An Amazing Four Seasons Resort!
If you want to seriously live it up, then be sure to spend your vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. They just spent 35 million dollars renovating this Forbes Five Star Luxury resort-the only 5 star rated one in Central or South America!
Over on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, it’s easy for men to find lots of great things to do.
How About Cost Rica Adventure Travel?
If you’re into adventure travel, Tortuguero National Park, to the north, is a must do. This spectacular variety filled park beckons with high rainforests and plenty of marshy lands. You can find scenic stretches of beach and, if you’re into it, check out crocodiles that habit wide-open canals. This is a very important breeding area for Green Sea Turtles too. There’s wildlife galore here and you can check out large monkey populations, all kinds of birds, and a wide array of fish.
If you want a little more development and action, to the south is the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Enjoy the surfer vibe, stay in a boutique hotel, drink your fill and more at a beach bar, and enjoy international restaurants. For the best of both worlds, beach and sports, visit The Point Sports bar on Black Beach.
In addition to the usual ocean/beach action of surfing, snorkeling and such, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica also has a jaguar rescue operation!
I’ve really just scratched the surface of things to do while in Costa Rica. I’m telling you, no matter your preferences there’s plenty to do in this fantastic country. Things Men Buy readers should not overlook vacationing in this country!