15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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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 27th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo road trip site.

Saint Louis, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

2
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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 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Keep things going 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 stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde holiday planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

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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 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tortuguero online trip builder.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

4
nights
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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, witness a stunning natural landmark at Baldi Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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

3
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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 8th (Mon): stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then appreciate the views at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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