15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 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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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. Keep things going 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 get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde online holiday planner.

Alicante, Spain to Monteverde is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
4.2

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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 7th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio holiday planner.

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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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 9th (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 next day: explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip maker tool.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero journey site.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
4.4
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.5

4
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (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 trip
©
Must see
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca road trip tool.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1

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