14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica route planner

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Liberia
— 1 night
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Playa Grande
— 3 nights
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Nosara
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 4 nights

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Liberia

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Liberia vacation tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Liberia is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Liberia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Playa Grande.

Things to do in Liberia

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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3
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Playa Grande

Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande, also known as Salinas, is a beach community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Visiting Potrero Beach and Las Baulas National Marine Park will get you outdoors. When in Playa Grande, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa Flamingo, approximately Playa Flamingo away.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Playa Grande holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Liberia to Playa Grande takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nosara.

Things to do in Playa Grande

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Nosara Refuge for Wildlife will get you outdoors. Head to MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY and Nativa Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Nosara: San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo), Playa Buena Vista (in Playa Samara) and Playa Carrillo (in Playa Carrillo). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Garza.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nosara online trip maker.

Drive from Playa Grande to Nosara in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Playa Carrillo
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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles and Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion. Escape the urban bustle at Guayabo National Monument and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of San Jose to go to Manuel Antonio and see Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), take a stroll through Multiplaza, and look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Jose sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Nosara to San Jose takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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