15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Avellana and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo travel website.

London, UK to Tamarindo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Tamarindo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ecological Sanctuary and Santa Elena Skywalk. Escape the urban bustle at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery, browse the exhibits of Art House, and admire the masterpieces at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

4
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 some cultural insight at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Onirica Art Gallery. Get outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and Tabacon Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the galleries of Wood & Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and stroll through Proyecto Asis.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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 14th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Mike’s Nature Tours.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Soledad, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, then explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, and finally see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, then wander the streets of Multiplaza, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Manuel Antonio to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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