19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vara Blanca side-trips: Galeria Namu (in San Jose), San Isidro (Toucan Rescue Ranch & Chocolatería Sibú) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, deepen your understanding at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca trip builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Vara Blanca is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Vara Blanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1
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Art Gallery
Galeria Namu
4.9

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (in Uvita) and Dominical (Hacienda Baru Lodge & Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store). There's more to do: see MidWorld Costa Rica and stop by Super Joseth.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online day trip planner.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
3.5

3
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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, get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde journey planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Must see
Zipline
4.2

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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.
Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, stop by Azul Profundo Boutique, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tortuguero itinerary website.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Tortuguero in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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