15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Nosara
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights

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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.
Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vara Blanca.

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Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca journey maker website.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero trip planner.

Getting from Vara Blanca to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder website.

Drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
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Volcano
Arenal Volcano
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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.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Barrigona Beach and then kick back and relax at Samara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, stroll through Playa Guiones, and then stroll through Nosara Refuge for Wildlife.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nosara trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Nosara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Beach
Samara Beach
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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde online tour builder.

You can drive from Nosara to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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