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
5
Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
7
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and relax in the rural setting at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde driving holiday planner.

Bordeaux, France to Monteverde is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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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 24th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then walk around Manuel Antonio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then test your problem-solving skills at Costa Rica Escape Bus.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio day trip website.

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Isidro.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

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San Isidro

San Isidro ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Chocolatería Sibú and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bosque Caricias los Leones. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at INBioparque and then don't miss a visit to Parque municipal.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Isidro online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to San Isidro takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Isidro

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolatería Sibú
4.7

4
nights
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary site.

Getting from San Isidro to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
night
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 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
4.4

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla, and then stroll through Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip website.

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 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vara Blanca trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Vara Blanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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