14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
+3
train + Fly + bus + shuttle:  25​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Hammamet

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, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

Plan my day in La Fortuna de San Carlos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Hammamet, Tunisia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see MidWorld Costa Rica, and look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Zoo Ave (in Alajuela) and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), and explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in San Jose sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Zoo Ave, Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monteverde journey maker .

You can drive from San Jose to Monteverde in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Zipline

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