7 beautiful viewpoints of Costa Rica

7 beautiful viewpoints of Costa Rica


Written by: Maricela Campos

People say that view from above is always better, maybe that is why we all love viewpoints so much, and it seems like the beauty of our cities and nature is greater from there.

Thinking about changing the daily routine and enjoying our Costa Rica from another perspective Conozca su Cantón went looking for incredible viewpoints, for you to add them into your list of places to visit.The options go from hotels and unique restaurants to the most amazing resting places.

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Share with us your experiences in these places and send us recommendations from other cool places that are still missing from the list:


If you are looking for a family tour at a low cost, ideal to rest and relax, this is a great choice. You will find green areas and picnic spots with the beautiful view of the Orosi Valley.

icono-map-150x150How to get here: Located in Orosi, Cartago, 3km South from Paraiso’s Church.
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turista-150x150Activities and services

  1. Areas for kids to play
  2. Picnic tables
  3. Grills
  4. Free parking space
  5. Transportation available
  6. Safe drinking water

colones-195x300Fee: free

horario-150x132Schedule: from 8:00 to 16:30

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One of the most incredible Central Valley’s viewpoints located in a hotel and restaurant with an infrastructure that looks like a castle.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: Located in San José, in the district of San Antonio of Escazú, 300 km East and y 1km South from San Antonio’s church.

descansar-tumbado_318-29517Activities and services:

  1. it has 4 bar areas, restaurant, events room and a beautiful viewpoint, and you can also find lodging.
  2. Hotel 24/7

colones-195x300Fee: it depends on the service you choose, either the restaurant or hotel.

horario-150x132Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 22:00pm and Sundays from 11:00 to 23:000.

telefono-70x70Contact: 2289-6197

See also: Galería: Costa Rica desde los cielos



Wildlife sanctuary, characterized by its great vegetation and cold weather.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: San Jose, km 70 right side «cerro de la muerte».

turista-150x150Activities and services:

1. Nature trails tours with professional staff

2. You can see the famous Quetzal birds 

3. Trout fishing

4. Lodging

colones-195x300Fee: $6 per person for the nature trails

Quetzal tour $16 with guide

horario-150x132Schedule: 6:00 to 15:00 (to visit the trails)

Facilities 6:00 am to 20:00

telefono-70x70Contact: 2200-4185

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This restaurant is a very charming place, and is known for its pastas and wines.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: Located in the capital San José, district of San Antonio of Alajuelita, 25 East, 2 km South and 1 km East from the Sport Bar.

restauranteActivities and services:

  1. Restaurant with Italian cuisine
  2. Bar with wine list
  3. Kids menu
  4. Outdoor tables
  5. Parking space
  6. Booking is available

colones-195x300Fee: depends on the service

horario-150x132Schedule: Monday to Friday from 17:00 to 23:00  and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.

telefono-70x70Contact: 2254 6281

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Le Monastère

You will enjoy the abundant vegetation where the noise won’t keep you company during your visit.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: Ubicado Locate in the canton of Escazú, in San José, 1 km West from Escazú’s graveyard.

restauranteActivities and services:

  1. Several  dishes to enjoy the view
  2. Events room
  3. Bar
  4. Restaurant
  5. Parking space

horario-150x132Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 18:30 to 23:00

telefono-70x70Contact: 2228-85-15



A majestic natural paradise, hidden at the bottom of the inactive volcano Cacho Negro, located in Rancho Mirador Prendas. A place surrounded by high mountains and a forest where you can enjoy the lush landscape of the area and the Caribbean plain.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: Located in Heredia, in Horquetas de Sarapiquí 5 km West from downtown.

turista-150x150Activities and services:

  1. Lodging (rooms or bungalows)
  2. Camping area
  3. Bar and restaurant service
  4. Games area (pool)
  5. Transportation service available or taxi 24 hours
  6. Events area (workshops, trainings, spiritual retreats)
  7. Live music or dancing area
  8. Pool
  9. Internet (for guests only)
  10. Adventure tours
  11. They have their own electricity due to being inside of the forest (hydroelectric)
  12. Satellite TV
  13. Large parking area

colones-195x300Fee: free entrance

Previous booking

horario-150x132Schedule: Monday to Monday 8:00 to 21:00

Contact: 2200-3287

See aso: [Video]Costa Rica’s Cerro Chato: the volcano that has been sleeping for 3,500 years



Desde 1967 con las estrellas a sus pies”, with the stars at your feet since 1997 is their slogan, Ram Luna viewpoint came to stay and when you visit the place you won’t want to leave the beautiful view of the place.

icono-map-150x150How to get there: Located in San José 15 Km South and from Aserrí on the road to Tarbaca

restauranteActivities and services:

  1. Folklore show
  2. Restaurant, local dishes
  3. Special events
  4. Romantic dinners


  • Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 22:00
  • Friday from 5:00 to 23:00 and Saturday 12:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00

telefono-70x70Contact: 2230-3022

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