11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Vara Blanca
— 1 day
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca trip itinerary planning app.

Luanda, Angola to Vara Blanca is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Luanda to Vara Blanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio planning website.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Monteverde online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

3
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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, get a dose of the wild on Ecocentro Danaus, and stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

Before you visit Tortuguero, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can 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. In July, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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