15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 4 nights

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 6th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and then stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo day trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Tamarindo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Pura Aventura
4.8

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Alas y Raices, 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 get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Must see
Zipline
4.2

3
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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: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, learn and have fun at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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 13th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

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You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Jaco (Mirador de Jaco & Zipline), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and snap pictures at Tarcoles Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Jose attractions planning website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature · Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

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