16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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San Isidro
— 2 nights
4
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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Vara Blanca
— 1 night

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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, experience rural life at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde holiday builder tool.

Bordeaux, France to Monteverde is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bordeaux to Monteverde. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then walk around Manuel Antonio National Park. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then test your problem-solving skills at Costa Rica Escape Bus.

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Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Isidro.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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San Isidro

San Isidro ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Chocolatería Sibú and then take in the awesome beauty at Bosque Caricias los Leones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at INBioparque and then don't miss a visit to Parque municipal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Isidro trip maker website.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Isidro by car takes about 3.5 hours. October in San Isidro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Isidro

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolatería Sibú
4.7

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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool.

Getting from San Isidro to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.7

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 31st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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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 1st (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla, and then stroll through Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park.

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You can drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

1
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Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Vara Blanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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