11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Liberia
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liberia online trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Liberia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Liberia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Liberia reach 95°F and lows reach 73°F. You will leave for Tamarindo on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Liberia

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Azul Profundo Boutique, look for gifts at Diamante Boutique, look for gifts at Lydia Beech Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and finally look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Liberia to Tamarindo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Elena Skywalk and Ecological Sanctuary are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and stroll through The Bat Jungle.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde route planning app .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and then see MidWorld Costa Rica.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip planner .

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. April in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Souvenir Leo, get a taste of the local shopping with Wood & Art Gallery, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

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