14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
2
Tortuguero
— 1 day
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
4
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
6
Tamarindo
— 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 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Manuel Antonio is minus 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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

1
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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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 (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip tool.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

3
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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.
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, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning site.

Drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) and then get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vara Blanca, Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Orosi River Valley  ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) ©

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 20th (Tue): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

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Traveling by car from Poas Volcano National Park to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

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

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach. On your second day here, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, look for gifts at EK Art Jewelry, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo tour itinerary app.

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 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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