Costa Rica travel guide

Swim in turquoise coloured waters, trek volcanos, surf by white sandy beaches, or explore the hot springs or tropical waterfalls; to visit Costa Rica is truly something that should be on every traveller’s bucket list! The Pura Vida lifestyle will definitely get you hooked and the Jurrasic Park-looking landscape will make you feel like you’re on another planet.



Santa Teresa & Mal Pais

An amazing vibe, lush surroundings, great surf and amazing beaches like Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa Beach are only a few of the reasons why we chose this village as our home. In the heart of Santa Teresa, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping for your tropical needs – for further information you can read more about our top picks in our Guide to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.



Mal Pais is situated just south of Santa Teresa, and is another charming village – popular amongst surfers and travellers. This town is a bit slower than Santa Teresa, and a great spot for those who are looking to turn on the zen mode after adventurous days.




This small town in the north of the country is known for amazing beaches like Playa Grande, which is the home to massive leatherback turtles. Whether you’re travelling with friends or family on an adventurous getaway or a couple looking to relax, Tamarindo is a great combination of a tropical paradise and action-packed days full of activities.



Montezuma is a small beach village known for its bohemian attitude and artistic residents, most famous for the absolutely incredible Montezuma waterfalls. The village also offers many authentic and cosy restaurants and bars, which are great watering holes after spending the day in the jungle. Montezuma is originally a fishing village, nowadays a popular hangout for young travellers who enjoy the village’s laidback lifestyle. It’s also the starting point for many of the popular boat tours, including the amazing Tortuga Island snorkelling tour –  which we invite all our guests at Lapoint surf camp Costa Rica to join.



Corcovado National Park & Drake Bay

It’s impossible not to mention the Corcovado National Park & Drake Bay when thinking about Costa Rica, and with good reason. Recognised by many as one of the most biodiverse places on earth, you’ll discover amazing wildlife, waterfalls and fairytale landscapes.


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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

This amazing wildlife reserve in the Monteverde region is one of the best in Costa Rica. Up in the clouds at around 1440 meter above sea level, you’ll witness one of the lushest landscapes you’ve ever seen. Waterfalls, wildlife, mountains and a vibrant culture makes up this astonishing area and will make you experience a real sense of Pura Vida (pure life).



Tortuga Island

A travel guide to Costa Rica would never be complete without this gem. We have taken guests at the Lapoint surf camp Costa Rica to Tortuga Island for years. Travel by boat from Montezuma to this remote island where you can go snorkelling in crystal clear waters and grab a chilled coconut at one of the beach bars. Oh, and look out for whales and dolphins – this area is booming with wildlife. For more tips on Costa Rica, ask our friendly staff. We’ll happily help you organize your stay at Lapoint surf camp! Wish you a great trip and Pura Vida.