14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Gulf of Papagayo
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Gulf of Papagayo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Fly

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Gulf of Papagayo

A concerted development project by the government given Gulf of Papagayo a growing number of luxury and all inclusive resort complexes and turned it into one of the country's leading holiday destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as River Rafting & Tubing. On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Witch's Rock Canopy Tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gulf of Papagayo trip planner.

Boston, USA to Gulf of Papagayo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Gulf of Papagayo is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Gulf of Papagayo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the next day, stroll through Curi Cancha Reserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gulf of Papagayo to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tortuguero trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
You've now added Power Wheels Adventures-Private ATV Tours to your itinerary. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.