60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tortuguero
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 7 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
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Monteverde
— 8 nights
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Playa Samara
— 6 nights
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Tamarindo
— 8 nights
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Liberia
— 7 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planning app.

La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Museums

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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.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ceiba, admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla, and look for gifts at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip site.

Drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

7
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Cartago (Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Jardin Botanico Lankester, &more) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). There's still lots to do: stroll through Toucan Rescue Ranch, get impressive views of Irazu Volcano National Park, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and don't miss a visit to Central Bank (Banco Central).

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Jose road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in San Jose, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

6
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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 Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Zipline, &more) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, witness a stunning natural landmark at Manuel Antonio Hot Springs, stroll through Playa Biesanz, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

8
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Monteverde: Superman De Osa (in Puntarenas), Finca El Paraiso (in Los Tornos) and Piedra de Fuego (in Esparza). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde vacation maker app.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Samara: Nosara (Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, Playa Guiones, &more), Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure) and Playa Islita (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, stroll through Puerto Carrillo, explore the striking landscape of Barra Honda National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Blas.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Playa Samara online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monteverde to Playa Samara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Pura Veda Archery (in San Juanillo), Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course) and Playa Dantita (in Las Catalinas). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, enjoy some diversion at Tamarindo Tennis & Pickleball Club, find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

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Liberia

White City

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Liberia: Playa Nacascolo (in Gulf of Papagayo), Las Aves de Tierras Altas (in Bijagua de Upala) and Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Miravalles Volcano, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Rincon de La Vieja National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of La Ermita La Agonia, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Nahua.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Liberia tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Liberia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour builder.

Traveling by car from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.