11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights

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4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Fortuna Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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 7th (Mon), take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica, then glide peacefully along the water with Pineapple Tours, and then look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Pineapple Tours ©
Pineapple Tours
Skydive Costa Rica ©
Skydive Costa Rica

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Playa Avellana. Here are some ideas for day two: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours and then find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo holiday planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. December in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Monteverde are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond

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