14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Playa Flamingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Newark

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 River Rafting & Tubing. 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 much more to do: admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planner.

Newark, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Catedral de Ciudad Quesada, Art House
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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 see ratings, reviews, photos, 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, then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal, and then look for gifts at Bahia Artshop.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, 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 reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Flamingo to Playas del Coco takes 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

Playa Conchal, The Monkey Farm, 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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