15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, stroll through Monkey Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Avellana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal.

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Bathurst, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Onirica Art Gallery and Wood & Art Gallery. Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero travel planning website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and finally see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Jose travel planner.

Drive from Tortuguero to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tortuguero in June: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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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

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.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz, and then view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chorotega Arts & Crafts and Alas y Raices. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde tour planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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