11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

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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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, browse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife

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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 20th (Sat), stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio route planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Vara Blanca on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Souvenir Museum and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vara Blanca holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.