14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
3
Playa Flamingo
— 2 nights
4
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights

5
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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 out of the city life by going to Tabacon Hot Springs and Lake Arenal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Onirica Art Gallery and Art House. When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Catedral de Ciudad Quesada in Quesada, approximately Quesada away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online sightseeing planner.

Newark, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Art House, Catedral de Ciudad Quesada, Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at MidWorld Costa Rica and Playa Biesanz. There's more to do: stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder website.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Jaime Peligro Book & CD Shop
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

2
nights
Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo ©
The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
On the next day, push the limits with an extreme tour, thenkick back and relax at Playa Conchal, and then look for gifts at Bahia Artshop.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Flamingo vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Playa Flamingo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Playas del Coco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Conchal. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Monkey Farm and then stroll through Playa Conchal.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Playa Flamingo to Playas del Coco in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Monkey Farm, Playa Conchal, Playa Hermosa, Hidden Garden Art Gallery
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco

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