10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Conchal.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo vacation planner.

Richmond, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Tamarindo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde vacation planning website.

Drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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 (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

4
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 in touch with nature at La Fortuna Waterfall and Tabacon Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

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