10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 1 night
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
4
San Jose
— 1 night
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then stop by Urban Eclectic Jewelry.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tamarindo trip itinerary maker app.

Hyderabad, India to Tamarindo is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Tamarindo. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Tamarindo, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Urban Eclectic Jewelry
5.0

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Monteverde

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 28th (Sat): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio holiday planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa
5.0

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for gifts at Biesanz Woodworks, view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, and then browse the different shops at Lincoln Plaza.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip app.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in San Jose, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Biesanz Woodworks
4.6
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Art Gallery
Galeria Namu
4.9

2
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
On the 31st (Tue), view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, then explore the galleries of Galeria Estudio, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and finally stop by Souvenir Leo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday tool.

Getting from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping
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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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