10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Vara Blanca
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naranjo, Fly to Riga

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Vara Blanca

— 1 night
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca online vacation planner.

Riga, Latvia to Vara Blanca is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Riga to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, trek along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Manuel Antonio

— 2 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then walk around Parque Nahomi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Monteverde

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On your second day here, experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde road trip app.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

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.