10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 1 night
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Playa Samara
— 3 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wood & Art Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at La Fortuna Waterfall and Tabacon Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes, stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio vacation website.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then admire the masterpieces at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Chorotega Arts & Crafts ©
Chorotega Arts & Crafts

3
nights
Playa Samara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samara Beach, stroll through Barrigona Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Koss Art Gallery. On the next day, stroll through Playa Guiones, take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Playa Samara itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Playa Samara in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones

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