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Things to do in The Southern Pacific Coast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in The Southern Pacific Coast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite The Southern Pacific Coast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in The Southern Pacific Coast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in The Southern Pacific Coast.

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  • Backroads

    Active travel (cycling; walking; sea kayaking; rock climbing) paired with unexpected cultural experiences (storytelling in Ireland; a game of boule... More
  • Corcovado National Park

    Corcovado’s 127,000 acres of lush primary rainforest protect an extraordinary array of wildlife. Central America’s largest population of scarlet ma... More
  • Osa Aventura

    An independent group of naturalists directed by biologist Mike Boston leads custom wilderness treks on the Osa Peninsula. More
  • Pavones Surfing

    The left point break at Pavones is the country’s most legendary wave—and a pilgrimage site for top surfers from all over the world. Beginners who’d... More
  • San Clemente Bar & Grill

    Dozens of broken surfboards are screwed to the ceiling (proof of Dominical’s powerful waves), and surf-competition photos line the walls at this cl... More
  • Sky Trek

    The most dramatic zipline tour around, featuring 11 lines and the country’s tallest platform. More
  • The Backyard

    Take a spectacular sunset, throw in a sexy clientele, live music on the beach, finely mixed cocktails, and a reliable party-food menu, and you have... More

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