14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Vara Blanca
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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Fly

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nights
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 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then appreciate the views at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vara Blanca road trip tool.

Hyderabad, India to Vara Blanca is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Vara Blanca is minus 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
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 1st (Mon), walk around Manuel Antonio National Park, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio online journey maker.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde road trip planning tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and then stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tamarindo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Costa Rica travel guide

4.3
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.