10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Liberia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
day
Liberia

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thenstop by Souvenir Ocarina, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maderos Brewery.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Liberia trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Liberia is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Maderos Brewery ©
Maderos Brewery
Souvenir Ocarina ©
Souvenir Ocarina

2
nights
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
On the 29th (Sat), explore the activities along Rio Celeste and then explore the striking landscape of Tenorio National Park. On your second day here, experience rural life at Chocolate Sibaeli and then take in nature's colorful creations at Laberinto de Katira.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tenorio Volcano National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Liberia to Tenorio Volcano National Park takes 2 hours. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tenorio National Park, Chocolate Sibaeli, Laberinto de Katira
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Chocolate Sibaeli ©
Chocolate Sibaeli
Laberinto de Katira ©
Laberinto de Katira

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and then look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
nights
Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Playa Buena Vista. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Equisol Retreats CR, SRL. Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY & Playa Guiones). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara day trip planning site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Samara in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Horseback Riding Tours
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Plan my trip to Playa Hermosa with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Playa Hermosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

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