16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
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Quepos
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights

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4
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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 float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the galleries of Wood & Art Gallery, get the adrenaline pumping with Sky Adventures Arenal Park, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website.

Vienna, Austria to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

1
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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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tortuguero online visit planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
4.4

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Quepos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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3
nights
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Jaco (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 11th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, walk around Parque Nahomi, and take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Quepos trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Quepos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Quepos

Side Trips

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Zipline
Zipline
4.7
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tamarindo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Quepos to Tamarindo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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2
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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.
On the 16th (Mon), stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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