33 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

33 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uvita
— 3 nights
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
3
Dominical
— 3 nights
4
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
5
Guapiles
— 1 night
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
7
Cano Negro
— 1 night
8
Rincon de La Vieja
— 1 night
9
Monteverde
— 4 nights
10
Jaco
— 3 nights
11
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
12
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
13
El Castillo
— 1 night
14
Chachagua
— 2 nights
15
Atenas
— 2 nights

3
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jungle ATV Quad Tours as well as Uvita Waterfall. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uvita road trip site.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Uvita.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Nauyaca Waterfalls Nature Park
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Jungle ATV Quad Tours ©
Jungle ATV Quad Tours

2
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jungle ATV Quad Tours as well as Uvita Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see Jungle ATV Quad Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

Before you visit Uvita, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dominical.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Jungle ATV Quad Tours ©
Jungle ATV Quad Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Parque Reptilandia.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dominical driving holiday planner.

Dominical is very close to Uvita. You will leave for Poas Volcano National Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Manuel Antonio, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Reptilandia ©
Parque Reptilandia

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
You've now added Poas Volcano to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

Find out how to plan Poas Volcano National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Dominical to Poas Volcano National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Guapiles.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vara Blanca
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

1
night
Guapiles

Guapiles ©
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Guapiles attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Poas Volcano National Park to Guapiles takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Guapiles

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lake Arenal
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal

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 Ecotermales Fortuna as well as Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 15th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, then expand your horizons at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip website.

Traveling by car from Guapiles to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cano Negro.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna

1
night
Cano Negro

Cano Negro ©
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cano Negro online journey planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Cano Negro in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cano Negro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Cano Negro

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge ©
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rincon de La Vieja vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cano Negro to Rincon de La Vieja in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park

4
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zipline as well as Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, and take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rincon de La Vieja to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Jaco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

3
nights
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Carara National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jaco trip itinerary app.

Traveling by shuttle from Monteverde to Jaco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Carara National Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park

2
nights
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Rio Celeste has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico L'etoile Celeste, then admire all the interesting features of Laberinto de Katira, and then relax in the rural setting at Chocolate Sibaeli.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tenorio Volcano National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Tenorio Volcano National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Katira, Chocolate Sibaeli, Tenorio National Park
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Jardin Botanico L'etoile Celeste ©
Jardin Botanico L'etoile Celeste
Laberinto de Katira ©
Laberinto de Katira

3
nights
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.
Vacation Buggy Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a tailor-made plan with Vacation Buggy Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Castillo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vacation Buggy Tours ©
Vacation Buggy Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
El Castillo

El Castillo ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, get to know the resident critters at Arenal Eco Zoo, and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Castillo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to El Castillo takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chachagua.

Things to do in El Castillo

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Eco Zoo ©
Arenal Eco Zoo
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)

2
nights
Chachagua

Chachagua ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): experience rural life at Finca Luna Nueva.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chachagua tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from El Castillo to Chachagua in an hour. You will leave for Atenas on the 2nd (Sun).
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Finca Luna Nueva ©
Finca Luna Nueva

2
nights
Atenas

Atenas ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposas Sarchi, then revel in the low prices at Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, and then admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atenas trip planner.

You can drive from Chachagua to Atenas in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Atenas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Atenas

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Sarchi, Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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El Toledo Coffee Tour ©
El Toledo Coffee Tour
Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro ©
Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

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