10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Vara Blanca
— 1 day
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
4
Tamarindo
— 1 night
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
6
Tortuguero
— 1 night

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Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vara Blanca tour itinerary builder app.

San Jose to Vara Blanca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

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.
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio journey maker tool.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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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 23rd (Sun): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

1
night
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through Tamarindo Beach, and then stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo attractions planner.

Getting from Monteverde to Tamarindo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa ©
Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa

3
nights
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

Make your La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna

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night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero online travel route planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Kayaking & Canoeing

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