Costa Rica

These free, printable travel maps of Costa Rica are divided into nine regions:

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Costa Rica

Color map of Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
Map of National Parks and Protected Areas in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s National Parks and Protected Areas

San José

The bustling capital city is a handy hub for forays farther afield. The city boasts superb restaurants, thriving nightlife, and great hotels.

Map of Greater San José, Costa Rica
Greater San José
Map of San José (West), Costa Rica
San José (West)
Map of San José (Central), Costa Rica
San José (Central)
Map of San José (East)
San José (East)
Map of Downtown San José, Costa Rica
Downtown San José
Map of San José (San Pedro), Costa Rica
San José (San Pedro)
Map of Bus Terminals in San José, Costa Rica
San José Bus Terminals

The Central Highlands

Map of the Central Highlands, Costa Rica
Central Highlands
Map of Escazú, Costa Rica
Map of Central Highlands Detail, Costa Rica
Central Highlands (Detail)
Map of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Map of Sarchí, Costa Rica
Map of Heredia, Costa Rica
Map of The Slopes of Barva Volcano, Costa Rica
The Slopes of Barva Volcano
Map of Cartago, Costa Rica
Map of the Orosi-Cachí Valley, Costa Rica
Orosi-Cachí Valley

The Caribbean Coast

This humid zone is notable for its Afro-Caribbean culture. Offbeat Cahuita and Puerto Viejo draw surfers and backpackers and serve as departure points for treks into indigenous reserves.

Map of The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica
The Caribbean Coast
Map of Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
Puerto Limón
Map of Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado, Costa Rica
Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado
Map of Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Map of Cahuita, Costa Rica
Map of Central Cahuita, Costa Rica
Central Cahuita
Map of Puerto Viejo and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo and Vicinity
Map of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo
Map of Playa Cocles to Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Playa Cocles to Manzanillo

The Northern Zone

The northern lowland is a center for active adventures focused around Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal. Hiking, hot springs, horseback riding, and zip-line adventures are popular.

Map of The Northern Zone of Costa Rica
The Northern Zone
Map of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
Ciudad Quesada
Map of La Fortuna, Costa Rica
La Fortuna
Map of Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano National Park
Map of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Lake Arenal
Map of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and Vicinity

Guanacaste and the Northwest

The northwest is distinct for its climate and dry tropical forests. This is also cowboy country; numerous ranches double as eco-centers at the base of volcanoes. The big draw is Monteverde, a mountain idyll boasting attractions and activities that will hold your attention for days.

Map of Guanacaste and the Northwest, Costa Rica
Guanacaste and the Northwest
Map of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Map of Cañas, Costa Rica
Map of Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Monteverde and Santa Elena
Map of Liberia, Costa Rica
Map of Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks, Costa Rica
Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks

The Nicoya Peninsula

This region is known for its white-sand beaches linked by an unpaved coastal road that may require fording rivers. Scuba diving, surfing, and sportfishing are key draws. Playa Grande and Ostional are important nesting sites for marine turtles.

Map of The Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Nicoya Peninsula
Map of Nicoya, Costa Rica
Map of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Santa Cruz
Map of Playas del Coco and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Playas del Coco and Vicinity
Map of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Playas del Coco
Map of Playa Flamingo and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Playa Flamingo and Vicinity
Map of Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Playa Grande
Map of Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Map of Nosara, Costa Rica
Map of Playa Sámara to Carrillo, Costa Rica
Playa Sámara to Carrillo
Map of Playa Sámara, Costa Rica
Playa Sámara
Map of Punta Coyote to Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Punta Coyote to Manzanillo
Map of Malpaís and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Malpaís and Santa Teresa

Central Pacific

Forest-clad mountains hem a narrow coastal plain fringed by beaches. Jacó, Costa Rica’s most developed resort, is popular with the party crowd. Tárcoles is great for crocodile safaris; Parque Nacional Carara offers worldclass bird-watching; and Manuel Antonio combines all manner of wildlife encounters with a huge selection of fine lodging and dining.

Map of Central Pacific Costa Rica
Central Pacific
Map of Jacó, Costa Rica
Map of Quepos, Costa Rica
Map of Downtown Quepos, Costa Rica
Downtown Quepos
Map of Quepos to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Quepos to Manuel Antonio
Map of Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Quepos & Manuel Antonio
Map of Dominical and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Dominical and Vicinity
Map of Uvita, Costa Rica
Map of Ojochal, Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula

Soaking rains nurture the forests of Parque Nacional Corcovado. The humble port of Golfito is a base for sportfishing and forays to remote rainforest lodges. Kilometerlong waves wash up at surf capital Pavones. Tucked-away Drake Bay is good for diving and whale-watching excursions and trips to Isla del Caño, an erstwhile indigenous ceremonial site.

Map of Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula
Map of The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Osa Peninsula
Map of Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
Puerto Jiménez
Map of Golfito, Costa Rica
Map of Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica
Ciudad Neily

South-Central Costa Rica

The nation’s Cinderella region draws birders and nature lovers to Los Cusingos and Wilson Botanical Garden. Hale and hearty adventure seekers follow the trail up Chirripó, the nation’s highest mountain; the trailhead is accessed by one of several Shangri-la valleys that lead into the rugged Parque Internacional La Amistad. Indigenous communities exist in isolation, but the easy-to-reach village of Boruca offers an initiation.

Map of South-Central Costa Rica
South-Central Costa Rica
Map of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
San Isidro de El General
Map of Chirripó and Vicinity, Costa Rica
Chirripó and Vicinity