15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Liberia
— 1 night
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
3
Nosara
— 3 nights
4
Monteverde
— 3 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights

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Liberia

Liberia ©
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Liberia trip planning website.

Milan, Italy to Liberia is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Liberia is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get much hotter in Liberia: highs are around 32°C and lows about 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping
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Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya

3
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates and Papaya Con Leche. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo day trip site.

Drive from Liberia to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tamarindo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nosara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Papaya Con Leche ©
Papaya Con Leche

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nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Nosara: Playa Samara (Koss Art Gallery, Kingfisher Sportfishing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nosara trip planning site.

Drive from Tamarindo to Nosara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Nosara

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Playa Samara
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Horseback Riding Tours
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Monteverde: Viento Fresco Waterfall (in Tilaran) and Catedral de Puntarenas (in Puntarenas). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monteverde travel route planner.

You can drive from Nosara to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Viento Fresco Waterfall, Catedral de Puntarenas
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

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nights
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: trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Proyecto Asis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis

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