Best Places for Solo Travelers


In Costa Rica Traveling Solo can be delightful experience. You can enjoy a day with complete freedom and enjoy exploring the natural beauty, wild life of this country. You can also meet different people of the different region of Costa Rica and can know about its culture, food and lifestyle. You can also spend some tranquil time without doing anything but sitting on an amazing sea shore of this country or can visit a remote place and explore whatever it offers. If you want to enjoy the night life of the country, you can visit the discos and bars you find nearby and can enjoy your delicious drinks as well as live music, dancing or other types of shows that only held at night. You can also go to a variety of restaurants and try the local dishes. In Costa Rica, you can also enjoy different types of health retreats that many eco villages and farms offer and you can also work as a volunteer there. There are also many types of retreats like Permaculture, Yoga teacher training, Volunteer programs that you can join and enjoy having a lifetime experience. Costa Rica offers plenty of options for the adventure lover and nature lovers. You can enjoy several types of activities and excursions like surfing, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, ATV tour, diving, white water rafting, bird watching and many more. If you are in a Solo traveling, you should visit the places where you can easily interact with the locals who will help you to know about their culture and ensure you have a safe and peaceful traveling and have a memorable experience. In Costa Rica there are a variety of accommodation facilities to choose from. You can find out the accommodations that will match your demand and budget. Here are some of the best places for solo travelers in Costa Rica:


Arenal Volcano is set in the north-western Costa Rica, around 90 km northwest of San José. This area offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy different types of activities while you are in solo traveling. You can go for exploring the hanging bridges and soak in the hot springs. Nearby hills are perfect for enjoying horseback riding and at the same time enjoy watching different species of colorful birds and wild animals. If you are more adventurous, you can try white water rafting on the Toro, Penas Blancas and Balsa rivers and also can enjoy waterfall rappelling. On Lake Arenal, you can also enjoy other water activities like surfing, canoeing and fishing. La Fortuna Waterfall is a great place for the nature lovers. With a short hike or horseback riding you can reach this waterfall and can enjoy swimming in the base of the pool.


Solo travelers who are seeking a place for enjoying sophisticated dining and also some of the best nightlife of Costa Rica, they will find Jaco absolutely perfect. Younger tourists will love the theme bars and dance halls. On the other hand the local casinos attract older crowd. In this booming beach town there are different types of hotels, galleries, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls where the solo travelers can visit and learn about the local culture. Located just over an hour from the capital San Jose, Jaco is brimming with daytime amusements. You can enjoy sport fishing, canopy tour and many other adventurous activities in this area.

Manuel Antonio:

Manuel Antonio is one of the Costa Rica’s hotspots boasting white sands, amazing wildlife, amazing views and also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities. You can go for a waterfall rappelling adventure, snorkeling, sunset cruise and many more. Solo travelers will love this beach town’s accessibility as it is just 2.5 hours from San Jose. In Manuel Antonio, you will find many different types of accommodation facilities to choose from. While you are in a solo traveling in this area, you should be more careful about your valuables as those might be taken away by thieves.


Nestled amid a striking and varied landscape, Montezuma is an ideal laidback beach town for youths, surfers, solo travelers or backpackers of all ages. With a laid-back, Montezuma is an amazing place on the Nicoya Peninsula. It has beautiful tropical rainforest, striking waterfalls and controlled waves. There are artsy shops and gourmet restaurants to visit. This area also have a variety of accommodation facilities including budget accommodations line the streets which are ideal for the solo travelers. There are also watering hotels which are a sure bet for meeting up with like-minded travelers. For such a small town, the nightlife is exceptional. Solo travelers who want to enjoy nightlife, they can visit small bars and clubs to dance the night away.

Puerto Viejo:

Puerto Viejo attracts many tourists each year with its attractive and fascinating culture. This area provides easy access to national parks and its amazing beaches with white sands. It attract nature lovers with its tropical vegetation. Coized up to an aquamarine sea, Puerto Viejo is the place representing a slice of authentic Caribbean culture. Solo travelers will love the easygoing atmosphere of this town. This area provides inexpensive accommodations and you can enjoy the blend of Afro-Caribbean descendants, Rastafarian traditions in everything from the handicrafts, local music to the cuisine.

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