11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  25​h
1
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, then explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central). On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, then look for gifts at Chieton Moren, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Jose travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to San Jose is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in San Jose at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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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 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then stop by Super Joseth, and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and then see MidWorld Costa Rica.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, and then stop by Souvenir Leo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Spas Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tee off at Four Seasons Golf Club.

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Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Golf Outdoors
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