10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
San Jose
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

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Doha, Qatar to Monteverde is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

3
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder site.

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 6th (Fri) 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
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online road trip planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom and then let your taste buds guide you at Carpe Chepe.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose day trip app.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Carpe Chepe ©
Carpe Chepe
J.LANG Atelier & Showroom ©
J.LANG Atelier & Showroom

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