Central Highlands and Valley

Central Northern Costa Rica is home to the provinces of Alajuela and Heredia, dramatic volcanoes and dazzling rainforests. The latter encompasses the Arenal and Poás volcanoes, with Arenal considered by many to be the most impressive volcano in the world. Heredia features the Braulio Carrillo and Tapantí National Parks, where you’ll find lush tropical forests, rivers, waterfalls, exotic birds, tapirs, and pumas.