10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
San Jose
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 10th (Tue), stop by Lydia Beech Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, then stop by Azul Profundo Boutique, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tamarindo holiday planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Tamarindo. Traveling from Toronto in April, things will get much warmer in Tamarindo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Spas & Wellness

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and La Fortuna Waterfall. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo--about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs and trek along Ecocentro Danaus.

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You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uvita Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Step out of Manuel Antonio with an excursion to Hacienda Baru in Guapil--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Uvita Beach, Hacienda Baru
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose tour planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums
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