14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Santa Teresa
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Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Fly

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Santa Teresa

— 2 nights
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Teresa and then wander the wide-open spaces of Sunrise Ranch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa trip itinerary planning app.

Paris, France to Santa Teresa is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Santa Teresa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Playas del Coco

— 1 night

Coco Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): play a few rounds at Four Seasons Golf Club and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco. On your second day here, stop by Lis Umana Beachwear, then take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, then view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery, and finally stop by Playa Ocotal.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Teresa to Playas del Coco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio

— 3 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Take a break from the city and head to Mike’s Nature Tours and Playa Matapalo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Reptilandia and Palo Seco Beach. Step out of Manuel Antonio to go to Dominical and see Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Manuel Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Monteverde

— 2 nights
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 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ecological Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Up in the Cloud Forest.

To plan Monteverde vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), trek along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, then take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Butterfly Conservatory, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), and then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip website.

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

4.4
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.