16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Mal Pais
— 6 nights
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Jaco
— 1 night

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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.
Step out of Manuel Antonio to go to Dominical and see Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, walk around Parque Nahomi, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, then look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and then experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde journey planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mal Pais.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

6
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Mal Pais

Mal Pais ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Montezuma (Costa Rica Color, Montezuma Falls, &more).

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mal Pais trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Mal Pais takes 5 hours. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Mal Pais

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve ©
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Isla de Cabuya ©
Isla de Cabuya

1
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Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Jaco and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jaco trip builder app.

You can drive from Mal Pais to Jaco in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Mirador de Jaco ©
Mirador de Jaco

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