11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  28​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, get interesting insight from Tours, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 28th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and then tour the pleasant surroundings at MidWorld Costa Rica.

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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. In January in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vara Blanca can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, stroll through The Bat Jungle, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online holiday planner .

Drive from Vara Blanca to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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