60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 5 nights
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 7 nights
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Drake Bay
— 5 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 7 nights
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Tortuguero
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 14 nights
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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Garra de Leon Golf Course & Playa Conchal), Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour & Costa Rica'n Art Craft) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Danta, stroll through Monkey Park, and stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tamarindo trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

3
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
Explore Area de Conservacion Guanacaste's surroundings by going to Salve Terra (in La Cruz) and Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge (in Cuajiniquil).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste vacation planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Miravalles Volcano ©
Miravalles Volcano
Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge ©
Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge

6
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Monteverde side-trips: RCR Rafting Guanacaste (in Canas) and Skydive Pura Vida (in Aranjuez). The adventure continues: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner.

Traveling by car from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

7
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Birding Spots Manuel Antonio (in Quepos), Dominical (Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary & Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store) and Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Zipline, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Playita.

Discover how to plan a Manuel Antonio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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Drake Bay

Drake Bay ©
Explore Drake Bay's surroundings by going to Piedras Blancas National Park (in Golfito) and Corcovado National Park (in Carate). Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Wed) at Cano Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Drake Bay tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Drake Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Drake Bay

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Cano Island ©
Cano Island
Corcovado National Park ©
Corcovado National Park
Piedras Blancas National Park ©
Piedras Blancas National Park

7
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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla, stroll through La Ceiba, and kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip planner.

Drive from Drake Bay to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Jungle Tom Safaris Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip maker app.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

14
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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 Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Proyecto Asis, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker app.

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 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then appreciate the views at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve
Orosi River Valley  ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) ©

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rainforest Adventures (in Guapiles), Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles (in Cartago) and Sarchi (Mariposas Sarchi & Else Kientzler Botanical Garden). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Carpe Chepe, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and take a memorable tour with Top Travel Costa Rica.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Jose day trip app.

Getting from Vara Blanca to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carpe Chepe ©
Carpe Chepe
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica

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