Running in Costa Rica

Why trail run in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Central America, with lush tropical forests, rugged mountains, and pristine beaches all within reach. Trail running in Costa Rica can be a great way to explore these natural wonders and appreciate the country’s biodiversity.

When to trail run in Costa Rica

The best time to trail run in Costa Rica is during the dry season, which typically runs from December to April. This is when the trails are the most accessible and the weather is the most pleasant.

Popular trail running cities in Costa Rica

Some popular trail running cities in Costa Rica include San José, La Fortuna, and Manuel Antonio. These cities offer a variety of trails for runners of all skill levels, as well as a vibrant running community.

Run travel in Costa Rica

Run adventures in Costa Rica

Run The World Adventures – South Pacific Jungle – Push your limits with this 7-day Costa Rica run adventure that takes you 160km from one of Costa Rica’s highest mountains – El Cerro de la Muerte, or The Mountain of Death – to the Osa Peninsula in the Pacific.

Vacation Races – Costa Rica – Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Costa Rica with this 9-day run adventure that includes daily trail runs in the wilds of the jungle, along with cultural excursions and laid-back fun (including ziplining, coffee tastings, and more).

Run retreats in Costa Rica

Aire Libre – Costa Rica – Get a taste of what makes Costa Rica special with this 7-day, 6-night Costa Rica running retreat. Trails will take you through Monteverde’s cloud forests, through coffee farms, and down to the Caribbean Beach of Costa Rica’s East Coast.

Soul & Trail – Costa Rica Running Retreat – Pending confirmation.

Costa Rica run travel in 2023

Our updated list of the Costa Rica run travel happening in 2023.

Bucket list trail races in Costa Rica

Some bucket list trail races in Costa Rica include the Costa Rica Ultra-Marathon, the Pura Vida International Half Marathon, and the La Transtica. These races offer challenging and scenic routes, as well as a true adventure experience.

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