14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nuevo Arenal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Tamarindo

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 3rd (Thu), stroll through Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Conchal.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo day trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tamarindo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get much warmer in Tamarindo: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nuevo Arenal.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

4
nights
Nuevo Arenal

Nuevo Arenal ©
Nuevo Arenal is a town and district in Tilarán Canton in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Rio Celeste has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuevo Arenal route planner .

Drive from Tamarindo to Nuevo Arenal in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nuevo Arenal are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toLa Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Nuevo Arenal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Rio Celeste
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

3
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.
You've now added Anywhere Costa Rica - Day Tours to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and Ecotermales Fortuna.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool .

Drive from Nuevo Arenal to La Fortuna de San Carlos in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Anywhere Costa Rica - Day Tours ©
Anywhere Costa Rica - Day Tours
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline. On the 12th (Sat), snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde driving holiday planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
You've now added Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours
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Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours ©
Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours

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