14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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Quepos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Jose

— 1 night
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.
To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip planning tool.

Denver, USA to San Jose is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in April, with highs in San Jose at 83°F and lows at 67°F. You'll set off for Quepos on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Quepos

— 3 nights
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Manuel Antonio as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Quepos travel route planning app.

Traveling by bus from San Jose to Quepos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Quepos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Teresa

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Teresa Surf School, Kina Surf Shop and Costa Rican Tropical Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Carmen. Get in touch with nature at Playa Santa Teresa and Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Teresa online journey planner.

Getting from Quepos to Santa Teresa by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ecoterra Costa Rica, Eden Chocolate Tour, Zipline, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

San Jose

— 1 night
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip maker app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.

Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

4.4
Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.