15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Poas Volcano National Park
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grecia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vara Blanca
— 3 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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Poas Volcano National Park

A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano, join in the after-dark buzz at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip planning tool.

Denver, USA to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added Zipline to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, then stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, and then walk around Parque Nahomi. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Baldi Hot Springs. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning app.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Grecia.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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Grecia

Grecia is the capital city of the canton of Grecia in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. Los Chorros Waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Grecia to Atenas to see El Toledo Coffee Tour about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, stroll through Reserva Forestal Grecia Sector Bosque del Nino, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Mercedes, and make a trip to La Carreta.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grecia trip planning app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Grecia by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Grecia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Grecia

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vara Blanca online journey maker.

You can drive from Grecia to Vara Blanca in an hour. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.