19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
2
Santa Teresa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Nosara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Tamarindo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Quebrada Grande
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Hermosa and Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Carmen and Tica Surf Bikinis. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Teresa and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Teresa attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Santa Teresa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. You'll set off for Nosara on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
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Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve ©
Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barrigona Beach and Belen Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koss Art Gallery and MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nosara day trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa to Nosara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nosara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Samara
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Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Spas & Wellness
Belen Waterfall ©
Belen Waterfall

4
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Visiting Playa Avellana and Las Baulas National Marine Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Azul Profundo Boutique and Diamante Boutique. Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Conchal and see Playa Conchal, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo itinerary planner.

Getting from Nosara to Tamarindo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Las Baulas National Marine Park
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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Las Baulas National Marine Park ©
Las Baulas National Marine Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Monkey Farm, and finally visit Playa Ocotal.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Playas del Coco online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Quebrada Grande on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Playa Ocotal, The Monkey Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
The Monkey Farm ©
The Monkey Farm
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco

2
nights
Quebrada Grande

Quebrada Grande ©
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Rajada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Quebrada Grande sightseeing planner.

Drive from Playas del Coco to Quebrada Grande in 2 hours. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Quebrada Grande

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Rajada
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Playa Rajada ©
Playa Rajada

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