11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Arenal Volcano. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, head outdoors with El Salto, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder app.

Mumbai, India to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio vacation builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Poas Volcano National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Poas Volcano National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.