14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + shuttle:  19​h
1
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
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.
On the 5th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde online trip builder .

Paris, France to Monteverde is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, 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 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Zipline

2
nights
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 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco holiday planning site .

You can drive from Monteverde to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Playas del Coco, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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 9th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tamarindo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Spas

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hacienda Baru, look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uvita travel app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tamarindo to Uvita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Dominical
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru

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 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): hike along Ecocentro Danaus, then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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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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