10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jaco
— 1 night
Fly

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos route maker app.

Prague, Czech Republic to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Monteverde

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and finally meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Monteverde can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio vacation site.

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

1
night
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
On the 4th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaco day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Jaco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.