15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Alajuela
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
Jaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sierpe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Puerto Jimenez
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Portland

6
nights
Alajuela

Alajuela ©
Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) and Ruinas de Ujarras. Get out of town with these interesting Alajuela side-trips: Galeria Namu (in San Jose), Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro), Iglesia Maria Auxiliadora (in Cartago), San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo), Frogs Heaven (in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui) and Metal Church (in Grecia). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Ave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Irazu Volcano National Park, and look for gifts at Goodlight Books.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Alajuela trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland, USA to Alajuela. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Alajuela due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Alajuela when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Alajuela

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jose, Cartago, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Catarata Del Toro Adventures, San Juanillo Beach
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2
nights
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carara National Park. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get interesting insight from The ProS House.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jaco holiday planner.

Getting from Alajuela to Jaco by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Things to do in Jaco

#Nature, #Parks, #Spas

Side Trip

Carara National Park
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Spas & Wellness

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve & Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, stroll through Playa Biesanz.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio National Park tour planner.

Drive from Jaco to Manuel Antonio National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sierpe.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

1
night
Sierpe

Sierpe ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at El Sitio Museo Finca 6 and then explore the activities along Kokopelli.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sierpe vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Manuel Antonio National Park to Sierpe with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Jimenez.

Things to do in Sierpe

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

El Sitio Museo Finca 6
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Kokopelli ©
Kokopelli
El Sitio Museo Finca 6 ©
El Sitio Museo Finca 6

1
night
Puerto Jimenez

Puerto Jimenez
On the 9th (Sun), head outdoors with Osa Green Travel.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Jimenez trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sierpe to Puerto Jimenez. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sierpe to Puerto Jimenez due to the time zone difference. In October in Puerto Jimenez, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Jimenez

#Outdoors, #Tours
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