11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Vara Blanca
— 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 12th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo tour itinerary planner.

Macon, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Macon to Tamarindo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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.
Attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and La Fortuna Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip site.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
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 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planning website.

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 July in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

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 18th (Sat), stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

You can plan Manuel Antonio trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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