21 Most Instagrammable Places In Costa Rica (Most Scenic!)

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Costa Rica is home to some of the most pristine beaches, thrilling waterfalls, lush rainforests, gorgeous sunsets, and so much more!

Most of your adventure-filled activities can be done within a few hours (speaking from personal experience!), so you can maximize your vacation time and picture-taking as much as possible. 

And if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, there are also plenty of places for you to disconnect and unwind. 

Costa Rica is truly an unmatched paradise with some of the best insta-worthy places. 

I’m Velena and I LOVE Costa Rica. I’ve taken MANY instagram worthy snaps of Costa Rica and I WISH someone shared all the most beautiful places in Costa Rica, before I went!

Now I have a list of all the best spots, I am going to share them with you!

21 Most Instagrammable Places In Costa Rica 

1. La Paz Waterfall Gardens 

2. La Fortuna Waterfall 

3. Rio Celeste Waterfall

4. Rincón de la Vieja National Park

5. Playa Hermosa de Guanacaste

6. Tamarindo

7. Llanos del Cortés Waterfall 

8. Nicoya Peninsula 

9. Monteverde Cloud Forest 

10. Playa Herradura 

11. Jacó 

12. Nauyaca Falls

13. Uvita 

14. Corcovado National Park 

15. Playa Matapalo 

16. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 

17. Playa Chiquita 

18. San Jose

19. Rescate Wildlife Center 

20. The Blue Falls 

21. Catarata del Toro 

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1. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaLa Paz Waterfall Gardens 

One of the most Instagrammable places in Costa Rica is La Paz Waterfall Garden. 

It’s an absolute must-visit if you’re trying to snap pictures of wildlife. La Paz Waterfall Gardens offers beautiful tours through butterfly and hummingbird gardens. 

And if butterflies and birds aren’t your thing, fret not, you can also get some cool pictures of jaguars, pumas, ocelots, snakes, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and more.

Once you’ve captured all of the beauty from the wildlife, you can start to make your way up the rainforest to embark on your journey to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. 

From here you have 5 waterfalls (Templo, Magia Blanca, Encantada, Escondida, and La Paz) to choose from, and don’t worry about picking the “right one” as each one is just as beautiful as the next. 

All of the waterfalls have platforms for you to take pictures.

And for the perfect view, right under a waterfall, make sure you go to Magia Blanca. 

You have the choice to begin this journey with a tour guide or by yourself, and it will take about 2 hours to walk the entire park. 

Note: Your meals are not included in your entrance fee, and no reservation is required. It’s highly recommended to bring some bug spray during your trip  to Costa Rica so you can avoid the mosquitoes feasting off of you like an all you can eat buffet. 

Address: 6R3Q+Q9P, Alajuela Province, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Every day from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $50 USD + taxes for adults

$34 USD + taxes for children ages 3-12 

$30 USD + taxes for adult residents 

$21 USD + taxes for children residents ages 3-12

Website: La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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2. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaLa Fortuna Waterfall

If you prefer something less expensive, visit La Fortuna Waterfall. 

The 246-foot (75 m) waterfall is surrounded by rich rainforest and descends into a bright blue pool of water, where you can also swim. And the insta-worthy backdrop doesn’t just stop there. 

Before, or after, you visit La Fortuna Waterfall, make sure you spend at least a few hours in the city of La Fortuna itself. 

Its colorful gardens, lush forests, and the Arenal volcano as your backdrop is the definition of picture-perfect. 

Address: C8RM+R2 La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Every day from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM 

Entrance Fee: $18 USD for adults

$5 USD for children 

Website: La Fortuna

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3. Instagrammable Places in Costa Rica – Rio Celeste Waterfall 

The Rio Celeste Waterfall is one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica, as its electric blue water will mesmerize you.  

Legend has it that when God was creating the universe, He painted the sky. 

And when God was finished, He used the rivers to wash off the paintbrushes, which is why the river has such a gorgeous blue. 

Others choose to believe that its bright blue color comes from the white minerals that coat the rocks underneath it. 

Regardless of the reason why Rio Celeste is as blue as it is, you can’t argue its beauty!

Located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, it’s about an hour and a half from La Fortuna. It can’t be accessed by bus routes, you have to either drive, take a taxi, or a tour in order to get there. 

Note: If you choose to drive make sure you enter “Rio Celeste y Los Teñideros” or “Catarata Rio Celeste” or “Soda El Pilon” (a restaurant located at the trailhead), otherwise it will take you down a long dirt road to a random point of the Rio Celeste. 

It’s best to visit during the dry season (December-April), and if you want to avoid people getting in your shot, come first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon. 

You cannot swim anywhere in Tenorio National Park due to conserving the land’s natural beauty.  It’s a self-guided hike, but you also have the option to take a tour. 

Address: P287+739, Provincia de Alajuela, Cantón de, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Every day from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2:00 PM is the last time you can buy a ticket 

4:00 PM is when everyone must be off the site. 

It’s based on a first come first serve basis. 

Entrance Fee: $13.56 USD for adults 

$5.65 USD for children 

₡904 for adult residents ($1.67 USD)

₡565 for children residents ($1.05 USD)

Website: Rio Celeste

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4. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaRincón de la Vieja National Park

Rincón de la Vieja National Park is one of the most thrilling attractions in Costa Rica. 

Home to one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, it features 4 volcanoes, 9 volcanic craters, 32 rivers flowing down its sides, steam spouts, hot springs, and hiking trails. 

Needless to say, if you’re looking to snap some really cool pictures of geothermal activity, similar to that of Yellowstone, this is the place to go!

Just make sure you check ahead of time that recent activity from the volcano hasn’t blocked some trails in the park. 

Rincón de la Vieja National Park also offers horseback riding and hiking to hidden waterfalls within the tropical rainforest. 

Address: QMF2+H2 Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

You can book a reservation for your group by filling out this form 

Entrance Fee: $16.95 USD for adults 

$5.65 USD for children ages 2-12 and students

Website: Rincón de la Vieja National Park

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5. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaPlaya Hermosa de Guanacaste 

One of the most Instagrammable spots in Costa Rica is Playa Hermosa. Its direct translation “beautiful beach” doesn’t do it justice. 

The gray-sand beach, enclosed by lush tropical rainforest and volcanic rock, Playa Hermosa is one of the best beaches you can visit in Guanacaste. 

It’s actually the winner of the Bandera Azul or ‘Blue Flag’ which is a prize given to select beaches that uphold high environmental standards and exceptional safety facilities. 

And to top it all off, this beach is not overcrowded, so you don’t have to worry about getting photobombed!

Tropical rainforests, warm water, sunscreen, and no crowds sign me up!

Note: Please be aware there are two Playa Hermosas. One is in Guanacaste and the other is in Puntarenas. Both beaches are just as equally beautiful, so you can’t go wrong with either. 

However, Playa Hermosa de Guanacaste has laid-back vibes while Playa Hermosa de Puntarenas is a surf haven. 

Address: H8CF+MH2, 158 4, Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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6. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaTamarindo 

Tamarindo is a town best known for “party and play”. 

This is the best place to snap pictures of you surfing, snorkeling, or kayaking during the day and dancing the night away with your friends in the evening. 

Tamarindo also features national parks, golfing, white-water rafting, and so much more. 

One of the most suggested tours in Tamarindo is the Guachipelin combo tour where you will go horseback riding, ziplining through the tree canopy, and river tubing down Rio Negro. Lunch is also included!

Address: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Website: Tamarindo 

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7. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaLlanos del Cortés Waterfall  

If you’re looking to get pictures of something straight out of a fairytale, then this is the place to go. 

The thin wispy water cascading down soft green moss surrounded by a lush green forest is the definition of photogenic. Some of the words used to describe this place are beautiful, soothing, mystical, and magical. 

When you’re done taking your pictures, feel free to relax in the swimming hole below. 

Or if you’re a rock climber, you can climb the rocks and if you’re an explorer, you can walk along the banks of the river and find all kinds of wildlife such as frogs, small fish, and the Jesus Christ Lizard. 

What is a Jesus Christ Lizard? A lizard that can run across the surface of the water, kind of cool huh?

Address: GPF2+QJ Bagaces, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Last entrance at 3:30 PM

Entrance Fee: $7 USD for adults

$4 USD for children ages 7-12 

Free entrance for children ages 0-6 

Website (Official Facebook page): Llanos del Cortés 

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8. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaNicoya Peninsula 

The Nicoya Peninsula is an isolated paradise, and by far one of the best places to visit on the pacific coast. It’s known for being an international wellness hotspot where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and the blue zone. 

The blue zone is an area where locals live much longer and healthier lives due to their nutrient-rich diet, stunning views, and laid-back vibes. There are only 5 blue zones in the entire world, and Nicoya just so happens to make the list. 

Most tourists actually miss this destination, which is perfect because that means no photobombing and no crowds. 

You can expect to experience a true detox from any stressors as you fill your days with water sports and wellness activities, such as yoga, surfing, snorkeling, and hiking. 

If you’re a turtle lover, make sure you visit the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge where you can find mass sea turtle nesting.  And if you want to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Nicoya, head over to Santa Teresa. 

Note: There is a long dry season here (from November through May) so expect lots of sun if you’re traveling during that time. The traditional dry season in Costa Rica is December through April. 

If you choose to go during the wet season, please travel with a rain jacket because there will be plenty of random rain showers. 

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Another thing to note is that the Nicoya Peninsula is divided into two parts Guanacaste (north) and Puntarenas (south).

Although both Northern and Southern Nicoya Peninsula offer laid-back vibes, Northern Nicoya offers more surf and vacation spots with a longer dry season while Southern Nicoya Peninsula offers more pristine and remote beaches with a traditional dry season. 

Address: Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Website: Nicoya Peninsula 

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9. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaMonteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest has grown very popular on Costa Rica Instagram for its scenic views. 

The mist and fog entangled with the leaves and branches of the tree canopy create this beautiful cloud forest for everyone, including all organisms who reside there, to enjoy. 

Between the green oasis, hanging bridges, and gorgeous wildlife there are so many Insta-worthy pictures to be taken here!

There are plenty of hiking trails and guided tours to choose from, so you will not be disappointed in making a trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. 

Address: 8633+3P3, Carr. a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $5 parking fee

$25 USD for adults 

$12 USD for children and students

$8 USD for adult residents 

$6 USD for children and student residents

Website: Monteverde Cloud Forest 

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10. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaPlaya Herradura (North Puntarenas)

Playa Herradura is known for being nothing less than breathtakingly beautiful. 

Its palm tree-lined black-sand beaches paired with aqua-green water are that of your most extravagant getaway dreams. 

A luxurious resort known as Los Suenos Marina is what draws in most tourists with its 200 wet slip marina, 600-acre rainforest reserve, 18-hole championship golf course, an extensive pool system, and residences spanning 1,100 acres of land. 

Oh and a little more about that extensive pool system, it’s composed of canals, bridges, islands, and swim-up bars that range across the resort. 

A few more Instagram-worthy things Playa Herradura has to offer is its world-class sportfishing where you can show off that 300-pound yellowfin tuna that you caught on your Instagram. 

Or for a more relaxing vibe, since it doesn’t attract as many tourists as its neighbor Jacó, check out some of their local shops where you will find high-quality indigenous art, jewelry, masks, and much more. 

Address: Puntarenas Province, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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11. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaJacó

If you’re wanting to fill your days with adventure from sun up to sun down then Jacó is the way to go!

Best known for its beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, and thrilling activities such as ATV and zipline tours, sport fishing, surf lessons, crocodile tours, aerial tram ride, and much more, Jacó actually used to have a reputation for a party atmosphere. 

However, they’ve since aimed to expand to family-friendly ventures as well!

One of their most special attractions, and best spots to take pictures, is at the Hotel Villa Caletas where they have an extravagant outdoor amphitheater built into the side of a cliff just for you to enjoy a tropical drink while taking in the sunset. 

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If you want to get some pictures of wildlife here make sure you visit the Neo Fauna Wildlife Center where you will find snakes, turtles, tree frogs, a bubbly baby raccoon, many butterflies, and a monkey.  

Your tour guide will take you around the facility and give you an opportunity to hold some of the animals if you’re up for it! Tickets are $25 USD per person. 

For those of you that would rather enjoy a beach day, you have a few options. 

  • Playa Jacó: gray sand beach just a few blocks from souvenir shops and restaurants. It’s known to fill up pretty quickly with people sunbathing and hanging out. 

Jacó Beach also isn’t the best for swimming, especially if you’re a beginner, but it is great for surfing, kayaking, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, and they offer boat rides. 

  • Playa Herradura (number 8)
  • Playa Hermosa: most known for being a surf haven with strong waves that are perfect for surfing, especially during the green season (May through November) 
  • Playa Mantas and Playa Blanca: well-known to locals and not tourists so there’s not a clear way to get there. However, Playa Blanca specifically offers crystal clear water, fluffy sand, and lots of shade from trees. 

For more directions on getting there go here

  • Punta Leona: a hidden beach about 15 minutes from Playa Jacó featuring white sand, palm trees, and calm waters.  
  • Playa Esterillos Oeste: another hidden beach about 9 miles (14 km) from Playa Hermosa with cool tide pools, great waves for surfing, and peace and quiet. 

Of course, I couldn’t forget about the nightlife in Jacó where you will have ample opportunities to visit bars, drink, dance, and have fun, responsibly.

Address: Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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12. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaNauyaca Falls 

Nauyaca is the perfect place for adventure and photo-worthy nature. Unlike some of the other places on this list, it is pretty easy to get to. 

The starting point is Don Lulo’s office where they offer horseback tours, which is one of the three ways to the waterfall. The other two ways are by hiking or a 4×4. No matter which choice you make, your starting point is Don Lulo’s office. 

Make sure you have enough storage in your phone because this is where you will need it. 

As you hike your way up the trail, you will be following the Baru River, where you might find some fellow adventure enthusiasts tubing. Along the way, make sure you get a picture of one of the many different species that live here, such as hummingbirds. 

Once you’ve made it to the waterfalls you’ll have two options: the lower and upper falls. 

Both lead you to the wide canyon covered in greenery, thanks to the beautiful trees and mist from the cascading water. 

The lower falls are where you’ll have the best views to take pictures and enjoy a relaxing swim in the blue waters, which you will definitely need after your hike. 

The upper falls are where you can enjoy several more waterfalls and a 140-foot (43 m) cliff to look off of as you enjoy the snacks and good vibes you brought with you. 

You are definitely not going to want to miss out on this one. 

Address: Cataratas Nauyaca, Dominical – San Isidro PZ, Provincia de Puntarenas (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Reservations are required. 

Entrance Fee: $4 USD to park 

$10 USD to hike (not a tour)

$32 USD for an Economic 4×4 tour 

$80 USD for horseback riding or a Premium 4×4 tour

Website: Nauyaca Waterfalls 

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13. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaUvita 

If you love a good sunset, this is the town for you. Plus, you can never go wrong adding a gorgeous sunset to your thread. 

This small relaxing town is about an hour away from Manuel Antonio National Park and offers beautiful wide-range sunsets, warm weather, and the Marino Ballena National Park.

The Marino Ballena National Park was created to protect important marine life such as coral, turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales. 

Speaking of humpback whales, Uvita is one of the best places to go humpback whale watching, and ironically enough, there is an incredible natural phenomenon where the two beaches meet to form a sand passage in the shape of a whale’s tail!

This only occurs during the low tide and unfortunately, the sand passage is so large (600 m) that if you don’t have a drone, you won’t be able to snap a picture of it. 

Fortunately, though, there are other incredible natural phenomena to make up for it, such as snorkeling at the Caño Island Scuba Diving Reserve 32 miles (51 km) off-shore to see amazing views of sea turtles, manta rays, and whales. 

Address: Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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14. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaCorcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park is home to some of the most thriving forests and wildlife.

National Geographic has named this place “the most biologically intense place on Earth.” 

Located in the Osa Peninsula, this national park spans over 40% of the Peninsula and holds 250,000 species, some of which are endangered animals that you wouldn’t see in other parts of the country (scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, and tapirs). 

So it’s safe to say if you’re a nature enthusiast and animal lover, you do not want to miss out on Corcovado National Park. This is the perfect place to get pictures of all kinds of biodiversity and ecosystems.  

Note: There are 5 different sectors of Corcovado National Park: San Pedrillo, Sirena, La Leona, Los Patos, and El Tigre

Address: GCRH+8JM, Los Patos Sirena Trail, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Every day from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

In October Sierna park is closed, but the other sectors will still be open. 

Entrance Fee: $15 USD for adults 

$5 USD for children ages 2-12

Free entrance for children under 2 & national residents and visitors older than 65 

₡1.600 for adult residents & ₡500 for children residents

Camping Zone is $4 USD (San Pedrillo and Sirena Stations) 

Website: Corcovado National Park 

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15. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaPlaya Matapalo 

If you’re looking to brag about how much you helped save the Earth while on vacation (this sounds like something I would do) then Playa Matapalo is the perfect destination. 

Most tourists don’t find themselves here so the beaches are pristine and great for taking pictures!

Matapalo also offers eco-friendly resorts, bungalows, and small cabins, and most of these lodges use solar energy! This laid-back beach town has earned the Blue Ecological Flag for its dedication to preserving nature. 

You can, of course, still enjoy some adventurous activities here such as snorkeling, horseback riding, surfing, longboarding, and hiking. 

Note: Don’t forget to visit Rey Luis Waterfall (King Louis Waterfall) where you can enjoy a 328-foot (100 m) waterfall while tree climbing and waterfall rappelling. 

Address: Matapalo, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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16. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaPuerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a Caribbean vibe like no other place in Costa Rica, so if you wanted your Instagram feed to be filled with palm trees, bikes, beach shacks, and surfboards, then this is the way to go. 

You will be met with the smell of good food and ganja (despite the fact that it’s not legal) as you walk down the palm-tree-lined streets of Puerto Viejo. You may also find monkeys, toucans, or sloths on the side of the road. 

If you do happen to find a sloth in the road don’t touch it because they’re known for having heart attacks from any type of human interaction. 

So do a sloth a favor and ask all cars to stop and wait for it to move, or take a large branch, let it grab onto it, and move it. 

For any animal issues, please call the Jaguar Rescue Center, which just so happens to be right down the street and open to the public for tours in the morning! Although, I do have to warn you that you are not allowed to take any photos/selfies with the animals. 

Don’t worry if you don’t want to stick with a casual vibe the entire time because Playa Chiquita is only about 3.7 miles (6 km) from Puerto Viejo, so if you want this to be more of a day trip that’s an option too!

Address: Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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17. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaPlaya Chiquita 

Playa Chiquita has a more romantic vibe than anywhere else on this list. Their white sand beaches with crystal clear water paired with their lowkey vibe is something I have never seen in my life. 

With way fewer crowds than Puerto Viejo, you can expect to see maybe one or two people on the beach with you, especially in the morning. 

This is perfect for snapping pictures without people getting in your way. It’s also perfect for a romantic getaway with your boo thang. 

Enjoy a quiet relaxing vacation while you’re surrounded by palm trees and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore with no one else on the beach!

There are fewer adventurous things to do here as this is a lowkey town. However, some of the things you can enjoy here are hiking, horseback riding, spa retreats, yoga, palates, snorkeling, or visiting some coffee farms. 

Address: Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

18. San Jose 

Built around its main plaza, La Plaza de la Cultura, San Jose offers more city life than the rest of the destinations on this list. 

Between shopping streets, museums, high-end restaurants, botanical gardens, and Victorian mansions, there is a lot to see in the place also known as the heart of Costa Rica. 

One of your first stops should be El Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. You cannot miss the bright yellow building sprayed with bullet holes due to its original purpose as a military barracks in the 1948 Costa Rican war. 

The museum offers fascinating artifacts, some of which go back all the way to 12,000 BC. The Costa Rican National Museum will easily take up 2 hours of your time, as there is a lot you don’t want to miss. Admission is $11 USD and $6 USD for students. 

I highly recommend a tour around San Jose, so you can get the full experience of their best bars, restaurants, and artifacts. 

Note: Like most places, it’s not advisable to carry around loads of cash or be flashy. 

Address: San Jose Province, San Jose, Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

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19. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaRescate Wildlife Center 

This non-profit rescue center is another must-see on the list. This is the perfect place to get Insta-worthy pictures of vibrant wildlife!

With 30 years of experience in rehabilitating wildlife, preserving their habitat, and providing top-tier care, their mission is to rehabilitate orphaned, injured or confiscated animals and release them back into the wild. 

Are you crying because I am?

The only time they keep animals is if they would not be able to survive in the wild due to health or behavior reasons. And because their mission is truly genuine, there is only a certain section of the rescue center that is open to the public. 

The Lifetime Care Sanctuary is where you will find more than 800 animals including monkeys, tapirs, birds, sloths, coyotes, reptiles, and a jaguar. You can also find gorgeous botanical gardens, as well as vegetation for the precious animals that reside there. 

Note: You cannot take pictures with the flash, and you cannot take selfies with the animals. Please refer to this list of rules for the safety of the animals and yourself before you visit. 

Address: 2.3 km al este del cruce de Manolo’s, ruta 3, hacia el B° San Jose, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela Costa Rica (Google Maps location)

Opening Hours: Every day from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $30 USD for adults 

$25 USD for seniors 65+

$15 USD for children ages 2-12

₡8900 for adult residents

₡6200 for senior residents 65+

₡4500 for child residents ages 2-12

All residents must show a valid Costa Rican ID card 

Website: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center 

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20. Instagrammable Places in Costa RicaThe Blue Falls 

Located north of San Jose lies one of the most Instagrammable places in Costa Rica. 

Bajos del Toro is composed of 7 different waterfalls that all connect to a turquoise river, which is perfect for your Instagram feed. Because of the number of waterfalls, there are two tours you can choose from: the extreme tour or the basic tour. 

Both tours are equally as thrilling, but one tour is, obviously, more adventure packed. The main difference between the two is time. 

On both tours, you can visit all of the waterfalls. However, in most cases, those who choose the basic tour go to 2-3 waterfalls and the pools with a tour guide. 

Those who choose the extreme tour will have a private tour guide and visit all 7 waterfalls, so don’t forget to pack your insulated water bottle because you will need it!

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Address: Blue Falls of Costa Rica, Alajuela Province, Bajos Del Toro (Google Maps location

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Closed Sundays 

No Reservation 

Entrance Fee: $15 USD for adults 

$7.50 USD for children ages 4-12

$7.50 USD for seniors 65+

Extreme tour is $50 USD for adults 

$25 USD for children ages 4-12

Website: The Blue Falls 

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21. Instagrammable Places in Costa Rica Catarata del Toro 

The final Insta-worthy place in Costa Rica that makes this list is Catarata del Toro, which is conveniently right next to The Blue Falls. 

What makes this waterfall so special is that it plunges 270 feet (82 m) into an extinct volcano crater. Talk about picture-perfect!

As you hike up the unique rock formations, you can see the flora and fauna that is native only to Costa Rica while you’re met with the soft mist from the waterfall that plunges into the very volcano you’re hiking up. 

It’s a private ecological reserve, so what does that mean?

No crowds! This location is known to put nature first and conserve the beauty that the Earth has to offer. And if you want to really make sure no one gets in your shot, go early in the morning. 

Note: The entrance for The Blue Falls and Catarata del Toro is the same location. Because The Blue Falls and Catarata del Toro are so close in proximity, you can opt for a joint tour of both for $25 USD. Or you can just go to Catarata del Toro for $14 USD

No reservations are necessary.

If you don’t have enough time to go to both, or you don’t know which one to choose from, I would go to The Blue Falls if you want to swim and Catarata del Toro if you don’t care about swimming. However, you cannot go wrong with either option. 

Address: Catarata Del Toro, Alajuela Province, Bajos Del Toro (Google Maps Location)

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $14 USD (subject to change)

Website: Catarata del Toro 

Which Part Of Costa Rica Is The Most Beautiful? 

The Most Beautiful Places in Costa Rica:

  • Monteverde.
  • Uvita. 
  • Rio Celeste.
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls.
  • Puntarenas. 
  • Playa Hermosa.
  • La Fortuna.
  • Nicoya Peninsula

Where Is The Clearest Water In Costa Rica?

The clearest water in Costa Rica is Playa Chiquita. Located on the Caribbean coast, just south of Puerto Viejo, this area is known for its pristine beaches and crystal clear water. 

What Is The Most Luxurious Parts Of Costa Rica?

The most luxurious parts of Costa Rica is the Pacific Coastline. The Pacific Coastline is where you will find the most beautiful beaches in the country and its own international airport in Liberia. The province of Guanacaste is specifically where you will find most of the luxury in Costa Rica. 

Where Do All Of The Celebrities Stay In Costa Rica?

If you want to know where do all of the celebrities stay in Costa Rica, it’s the Peninsula Papagayo. This peninsula is known for being celebrities favorite vacation spots in the country. 

What Is The Most Instagrammable Country In The World?

If you’re wondering what is the most Instagrammable country in the world, the answer is Japan, at least in 2021. According to The Big 7, in 2022, Singapore took the number one spot, and Sydney came in first place for two years in a row in 2019 and 2020.  

What Side Of Costa Rica Is Best To Stay On?

If you ask a local what side of Costa Rica is best to stay on, they would tell you the Caribbean coast. Home to some of Costa Rica’s most famous beach villages, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, and Cahuita, most Ticos enjoy the great food, no crowds, and cheaper prices. 

Which Country Is Most Instagrammable In Asia?

Trying to figure out which country is most Instagrammable in Asia? Well, the answer is Singapore! Singapore also just so happens to be the most Instagrammable country in the world as of 2023!


Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and the best part is you can take your Instagram-worthy pictures while enjoying some of its most thrilling attractions. 

From Tarzan swinging through the cloud forests to hiking up a volcano, Costa Rica is one of the best places to visit. 

Use this guide to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most Instagrammable places in Costa Rica. Let me know in the comments which place you will be visiting first and what you’re going to do when you get there. 

Until next time!

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