11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Arenal Volcano make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online holiday maker.

Philadelphia, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip planning website.

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. May in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

2
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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.
Iguana Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, then add some adventure to your tour with Iguana Tours, and then stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then walk around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 29th (Sat): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monteverde online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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