Costa Rica is one of those destinations that’s so stacked with stuff to do, you could spend more hours planning your holiday than actually on your holiday.

Take the national parks, for instance – there are more than 27 of them, all of them beautiful. Beaches? Around 300 to choose from. To save you from the dreaded online rabbit-hole of indecision, here are seven must-experience things to include when you’re putting together your Costa Rica getaway. This (by no means exhaustive) list is heavy on the nature experiences; but this is Costa Rica, where ecotourism and outdoor adventure quite rightly reign supreme.