31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
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Monteverde
— 4 nights
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Playa Flamingo
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 7 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights

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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.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca vacation planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Vara Blanca is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
Highlights from your plan
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Manuel Antonio and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Visiting Pineapple Tours and Skydive Costa Rica will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical), Finca Kobo (in Palo Seco) and Jaco (Zipline, Mirador de Jaco, &more). There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Costa Rica Escape Bus and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos, Dominical, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Finca Kobo
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Pineapple Tours ©
Pineapple Tours
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

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nights
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.
Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Curi Cancha Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Monteverde to Los Suenos to see Maverick Sportfishing Charters about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Maverick Sportfishing Charters
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

3
nights
Playa Flamingo

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Diamante Eco Adventure Park. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Conchal and Playa Dantita. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Danta and indulge in some personalized pampering at WAKE Day Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Playa Flamingo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Monteverde to Playa Flamingo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Las Catalinas, Playa Conchal, Diamante Eco Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Diamante Eco Adventure Park ©
Diamante Eco Adventure Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Shark Diving. There's lots more to do: do sightseeing your way with Costa Rica Private Tours, look for gifts at Nahua, and experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liberia trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Playa Flamingo to Liberia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Costa Rica Private Tours ©
Costa Rica Private Tours
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Shark Diving

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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.
Get outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, stroll through Bogarin Trail, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner.

You can drive from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cahuita National Park. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Tarantulas Way.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online visit planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, La Amistad International Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
La Amistad International Park ©
La Amistad International Park

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