15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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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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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip maker.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Getting from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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 15th (Mon): stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Vara Blanca fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Mirador de Jaco). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Parque Nahomi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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