11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  7​h
1
Liberia
— Few hours
shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
3
Monteverde
— 3 nights
4
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
5
Liberia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Calgary

few
hours
Liberia

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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in April, expect Liberia to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 26°C. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

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.
You've now added Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), get a taste of the local shopping with Wood & Art Gallery, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday maker .

You can drive from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park ©

3
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, stop by Hummingbird Gallery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo day trip site .

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. April in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Liberia

Liberia ©
For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Liberia trip planner .

Getting from Tamarindo to Liberia by combination of flight and shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya

Similar Plans

13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in Costa Rica
TRAVEL AGENT