14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Playa Samara
— 1 night
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
7
Uvita
— 1 night
8
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights

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Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco online trip itinerary planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Playas del Coco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cartagena to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Playa Hermosa, Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes ©
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 24th (Tue), get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, then stroll through Monkey Park, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Lydia Beech Art Boutique ©
Lydia Beech Art Boutique
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through Samara Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Playa Samara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, then stroll through Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary website.

Getting from Playa Samara to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then push the limits with Terraventuras Travel & Expeditions. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

1
night
Uvita

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uvita journey planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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