14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Buenos Aires
Fly:  13​h 30​min
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Quesada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Quepos
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  5​h
Puerto Limon
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
Buenos Aires

3
days
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.
Visiting Poas Volcano and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Jose is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to San Jose is minus 3 hours. In February in San Jose, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Quesada.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Quesada

Quesada ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ciudad Quesada.

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Traveling by car from San Jose to Quesada takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Quesada are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Quepos.

Things to do in Quesada

#Historic Sites
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Catedral de Ciudad Quesada ©
Catedral de Ciudad Quesada

3
days
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Step out of the city life by going to MidWorld Costa Rica and River Rafting & Tubing. Attractions like Playa Biesanz and Palo Seco Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Barraba's Surf, look for gifts at Meli Melo Boutique, and experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

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Getting from Quesada to Quepos by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Quesada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Quepos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in Quepos

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio, Palo Seco Beach
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
River Rafting & Tubing

3
days
Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon ©
Escape the urban bustle at Cahuita National Park and Puerto Viejo Beach.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Quepos to Puerto Limon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Limon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cahuita National Park, Puerto Viejo Beach
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

1
day
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Playa Avellana.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Limon to Tamarindo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Limon in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tamarindo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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