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
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and then stop by Jungle Avenue.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio vacation site.

Brussels, Belgium to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Manuel Antonio due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can 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
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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 6th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Ecological Sanctuary, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take an in-depth tour of Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde day trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

2
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Playa Conchal and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, take in the exciting artwork at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stop by Con Mucho Gusto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tabacon Hot Springs and La Fortuna Waterfall. Get some cultural insight at Onirica Art Gallery and Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery, browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website.

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) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tortuguero trip itinerary site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

2
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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, then browse the exhibits of Galeria Namu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Soledad.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Jose online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tortuguero to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tortuguero in August; daily highs in San Jose reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

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