14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Manuel Antonio is minus 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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 6th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the world behind art at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Monteverde day trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Tortuguero road trip tool.

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 August in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Poas Volcano National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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