10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights

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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Change things up with a short trip to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at Carpe Chepe, see the top attractions with Top Travel Costa Rica, stop by J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, and take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose holiday planner.

New York City, USA to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Jose: highs are around 80°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom
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Carpe Chepe ©
Carpe Chepe
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

1
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Nature Observatorio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Nature Observatorio
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, and stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour website.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
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 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond, 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 meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

Plan my trip to Monteverde with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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