13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  25​h
1
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
4
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 18th (Sun), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Playas del Coco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Playas del Coco is minus 8 hours. In March, Playas del Coco is much warmer than Tallinn - with highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Shark Diving

1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 19th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, then admire all the interesting features of Kingpin Sportfishing, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Spas

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

1
night
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Teresa road trip website .

Getting from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Playa Biesanz and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hacienda Baru and then identify plant and animal life at Rainmaker Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio day trip planning site .

Getting from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hacienda Baru, Rainmaker Park
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Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Ecocentro Danaus. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

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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 by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde online holiday planner .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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