16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly
1
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive
2
Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Shuttle
4
Santa Teresa
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Tamarindo
— 6 nights
Drive
6
Liberia
— Few hours
Fly

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Liberia

White City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery and then look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Liberia road trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Liberia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Liberia reach 32°C and lows reach 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya
4.3

2
nights
Rincon de La Vieja

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rincon de La Vieja road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Liberia to Rincon de La Vieja in an hour. December in Rincon de La Vieja sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Proyecto Asis and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rincon de La Vieja to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Must see
Tabacon Hot Springs
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Proyecto Asis ©
Nature / Park
Proyecto Asis
4.7
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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4
nights
Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Attractions like Tortuga Island and Montezuma Falls make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Teresa: Spas & Wellness (in Montezuma) and Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve (in Nicoya). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carmen, and look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Santa Teresa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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6
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Attractions like Tamarindo Beach and Samara Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tamarindo: Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and stop by Diamante Boutique.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa to Tamarindo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Liberia

White City

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery and then look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Liberia trip planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Liberia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya
4.3

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