15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 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 2nd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Manuel Antonio is minus 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Head to Chocolatería Sibú and Avenida Escazufor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles and Iglesia La Soledad. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca), Iglesia Maria Auxiliadora (in Cartago) and Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion (in Ujarras). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Plaza, view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary app.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Jose are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in San Jose

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Jose to Tortuguero in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tortuguero, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Shop till you drop at Souvenir Leo and Galeria Estudio. Visit Catedral de Ciudad Quesada and Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, explore the galleries of Wood & Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis

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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 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ecological Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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