14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Boston
+3
bus + Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tamarindo day trip planning tool .

Boston, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Tamarindo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Tamarindo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vara Blanca online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tamarindo to Vara Blanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tamarindo in July, expect Vara Blanca to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Nature, #Parks
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Get in touch with nature at MidWorld Costa Rica and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and La Fortuna Waterfall will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, witness a stunning natural landmark at Baldi Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough 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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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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.
On the 13th (Fri), meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by Souvenir Rosewood. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monteverde holiday tool .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Zipline
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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