14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Gulf of Papagayo
— 2 nights
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
4
Tortuguero
— 1 night
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights

2
nights
Gulf of Papagayo

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 8.5-hour flight. You can also 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

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
River Rafting & Tubing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 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 combination of bus and taxi from Gulf of Papagayo to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este).

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 do a combination of shuttle and bus; 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

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Horseback Riding Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. 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 plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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.
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 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

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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