31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
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Monteverde
— 4 nights
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Playa Flamingo
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 7 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights

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Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca vacation planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Vara Blanca is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Manuel Antonio and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Visiting Pineapple Tours and Zipline will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Mirador de Jaco & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Finca Kobo (in Palo Seco) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical). The adventure continues: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Costa Rica, test your team's savvy at Costa Rica Escape Bus, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio road trip planning app.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Pineapple Tours ©
Pineapple Tours
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Maverick Sportfishing Charters. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

3
nights
Playa Flamingo

White Beach

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Diamante Eco Adventure Park. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Conchal and Playa Danta. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Dantita and indulge in some personalized pampering at WAKE Day Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Playa Flamingo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Monteverde to Playa Flamingo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Diamante Eco Adventure Park ©
Diamante Eco Adventure Park

3
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Liberia

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Step out of the city life by going to Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Costa Rica Private Tours. Step out of Liberia with an excursion to Shark Diving in Playas del Coco--about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Tio Leo Coffee Tour and look for gifts at Nahua.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liberia travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Flamingo to Liberia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Shark Diving
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Costa Rica Private Tours ©
Costa Rica Private Tours

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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 outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bogarin Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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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 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

5
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tarantulas Way. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip builder website.

Getting from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
La Amistad International Park ©
La Amistad International Park

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