29 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

29 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
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Jaco
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 3 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Garra de Leon Golf Course & Playa Conchal). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo driving holiday planner.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Tamarindo is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Tamarindo is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Highlights from your plan
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

3
nights
Liberia

Liberia ©
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.
Explore Liberia's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Playas del Coco) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour, take in the exciting artwork at Costa Rica'n Art Craft, stop by Nahua, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Liberia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Shark Diving
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

3
nights
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: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Liberia to Monteverde in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

3
nights
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Carara National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Costa Rica SUP'ers, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaco trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Jaco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Carara National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park

3
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.
Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Dominical (Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store & Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Dominical
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Jardin Botanico Lankester (in Cartago). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, look for gifts at Chieton Moren, cruise along Top Travel Costa Rica, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Irazu Volcano National Park, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Jardin Botanico Lankester
Highlights from your plan
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jardin Botanico Lankester ©
Jardin Botanico Lankester

2
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cahuita National Park, Nature Observatorio
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

1
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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tortuguero online travel route planner.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

5
nights
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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get outside with El Salto.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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