15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Fortuna Waterfall and Ecotermales Fortuna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Onirica Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos route builder website.

Sofia, Bulgaria to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sofia to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cahuita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Tabacon Hot Springs
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2
nights
Cahuita

With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cahuita trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Cahuita by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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3
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 outdoors at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and Irazu Volcano National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles and Museo Nacional De Costa Rica. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Galeria Namu, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cahuita to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cahuita in February, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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1
night
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 19th (Fri), stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio vacation planner.

Drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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3
nights
Monteverde

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ecological Sanctuary and Santa Elena Skywalk. Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the galleries of Arte Jaguar Gallery, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, and meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

Plan trip to Monteverde with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours
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