Best Things to See and Do
Even entering the rainy season, Arenal Volcano is certainly worth a visit. The nearby town of La Fortuna, from which many people explore the Arenal Volcano National Park, is brimming with adventurous activities such as White Water Rafting and ziplining. Ziplining is also a great option in Monteverde, which has the longest zipline in Latin America and stunning cloud forests for you to check out.
Over on the east coast in the Central Pacific region, you’ll find Manuel Antonio National Park coming into its peak season. White sand beaches, unforgettable rainforests and vastly diverse wildlife characterise the park, which also features many hiking trails. Spot three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys. Be warned, though: mischievous racoons roam the area and may try and pinch any unguarded possessions!
December also represents a great time for surfing on the Pacific side of the country with larger, more consistent waves.