19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 4 nights
5
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
6
Monteverde
— 3 nights

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park holiday planner.

Madrid, Spain to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1

5
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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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and get outside with Canopy San Luis.

To find out how to plan a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
3.5

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tortuguero trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nature Observatorio. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel planning site.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Manuel Antonio and Pineapple Tours. Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical), Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (in Uvita) and Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Zipline, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Manuel Antonio National Park, see Off-Road Tours, take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica, and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga con Cyn.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pineapple Tours
5.0
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

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.
On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Must see
Zipline
4.2
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

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