14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 1 night
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
5
Tortuguero
— 1 night
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights

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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 24th (Mon), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Avellana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo road trip tool.

Paris, France to Tamarindo is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, then 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 Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online trip builder.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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

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 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tortuguero online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Poas Volcano National Park to Tortuguero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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