11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Jose
— 1 night
2
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
3
Playa Samara
— 1 night
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
5
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poas Volcano.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Jose online trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta, USA to San Jose is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Jose is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in February, expect nights in San Jose to be much warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

3
nights
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Playas del Coco day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Jose to Playas del Coco in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Playa Samara trip maker site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Luis Waterfall. On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then take in the dramatic scenery at San Luis Waterfall.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Luis Waterfall
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
San Luis Waterfall ©
San Luis Waterfall

1
night
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Rio Celeste has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Thu), explore the activities along Rio Celeste.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tenorio Volcano National Park route planner.

Drive from Monteverde to Tenorio Volcano National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature Parks
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing as well as Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder.

You can drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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