16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Playa Samara
— 4 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
We've included these beaches for you: Tamarindo Beach and Playa Avellana. Step off the beaten path and head to Pura Aventura and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Conchal and see Playa Conchal, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, look for gifts at Diamante Boutique, and get your game on at Bolas Locas Mini Golf.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tamarindo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tamarindo is minus 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

4
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Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary and Barrigona Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Samara Beach and Playa Guiones. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Werner Sauter Biological Reserve and step aboard Kingfisher Sportfishing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

2
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Santa Teresa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

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Drive from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas & Wellness
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bat Jungle and Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center. Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde visit planning website.

You can drive from Santa Teresa to Monteverde in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

3
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Fortuna Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, and take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs.

Make your La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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