15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 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.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the awesome beauty at Birding Spots Manuel Antonio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio sightseeing planner.

Rome, Italy to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Rome to Manuel Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On the next day, look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, 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 meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde visit planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Must see
Zipline
4.2

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Vara Blanca in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9

2
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

1
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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 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park, and then examine the collection at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tortuguero itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.5
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Natural History Museum
Sea Turtle Conservancy
4.2

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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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip planner.

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.7

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