14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Nottingham
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Nottingham

1
day
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary website .

Nottingham, UK to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in July, things will get a bit warmer in Poas Volcano National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarindo.

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

2
days
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 (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Conchal and then stop by Ocean Leather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to Tamarindo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Tamarindo is somewhat warmer than Poas Volcano National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

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Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Ocean Leather ©
Ocean Leather

1
day
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 (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica, look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In July in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

5
days
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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