15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Jose
— 2 nights
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
3
Tortuguero
— 1 day
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
6
Tamarindo
— 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose holiday builder app.

London, UK to San Jose is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect San Jose to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio day trip site.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
day
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

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Drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Tortuguero are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks
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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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, cool off at Kalambu Hot Springs, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online trip builder.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

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

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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