Liberia, Costa RicaCopyright: Mike Petrucci/unsplash.com
Once you're ready to explore rain and cloud forests, natural parks and hike up the volcanos, hit the beach and ride the surf, you will find yourself in need of some quality gear. Head to Ranas Surf for great selection and quality, as well as expert advice.
While the manifold variety of restaurants and cafes will introduce you to Costa Rican food customs, the city's shops will allow for a glance at local culture and craft tradition. Stroll along the town's streets, and drop into tiny shops that draw your attention.