10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Playa Conchal
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

4
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder app .

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port of Spain to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, stop by Hummingbird Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde attractions site .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

1
night
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal ©
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then stop by Bahia Artshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, then look for gifts at Diamante Boutique, and finally stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Playa Conchal holiday website .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playa Conchal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Playa Conchal are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamarindo, Bahia Artshop
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

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