15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through The Bat Jungle.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Monteverde is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Zoo Ave (in Alajuela), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Monteverde to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, stop by Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder app .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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