TripAdvisor has named La Fortuna de San Carlos in Costa Rica the best place in the world for travel experiences.

The best place in the world for travel experiences has been named by TripAdvisor as La Fortuna de San Carlos (pictured) in Costa Rica

The travel site has revealed the places – countries, and specific cities, towns and regions, grouped under ‘destinations’ – that are best for local tours, activities and experiences, based on the combined average destination ratings and reviews for bookable experiences.

And the Costa Rican town ranks No.1 in the ‘destination’ list.

The second-best destination is Kauai, Hawaii, while Tromso in Norway comes third and Rotorua in New Zealand is fourth. Ireland and Scotland, meanwhile, come fourth and fifth respectively in the country list – which Costa Rica tops, too.

The top-rated experiences in La Fortuna – at least, that’s according to booking data from TripAdvisor – are whitewater river rafting, guided sloth seeing tours and canyoning in the Lost Canyon.


Best destinations

  1. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
    Top-rated experiences include – white-water rafting, sloth seeing tours, canyoning in the Lost Canyon
  2. Kauai, Hawaii, USA
    History and ecology trek at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, sightseeing flight and koloa zipline
  3. Tromso, Norway
    Fjord and Northern Lights tours
  4. Rotorua, New Zealand
    Jet boat rides
  5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    Tequila tasting
  6. Sedona, Arizona, USA
    Off-road tours
  7. Queenstown, New Zealand
    Bungee jumping
  8. St. Petersburg, Russia
    Three-day highlights tour
  9. Santorini, Greece
    First Impressions Private Tour
  10. Key West, Florida, USA
    Small group kayak and snorkel eco tour

Best countries

  1. Costa Rica
  2. New Zealand
  3. Vietnam
  4. Ireland
  5. Scotland
  6. Australia
  7. Portugal
  8. Mexico
  9. United States
  10. Iceland

Thinking of visiting Costa Rica? Visit first the official site of Costa Rica. for information on things to do and planning your Trip to Costa Rica.

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