15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

London
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Puerto Jimenez
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Liberia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
London

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Liberia

Liberia
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Liberia sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Liberia is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Liberia due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Liberia at 38°C and lows at 25°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toLa Fortuna de San Carlos.

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3
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Proyecto Asis as well as Rio Celeste. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Baldi Hot Springs, head outdoors with Salto, and explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planning website .

You can drive from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Side Trips

Rio Celeste, Canopy San Luis
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve as well as Zipline. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

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Zipline
Arte Jaguar Gallery ©
Arte Jaguar Gallery

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and then take in breathtaking views at MidWorld Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip app .

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. 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 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Jimenez.

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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
Puerto Jimenez

Puerto Jimenez ©
Get outdoors at Cano Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Jimenez: Piedras Blancas National Park (in Golfito) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Drake Bay).

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Jimenez trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manuel Antonio in February, with highs in Puerto Jimenez at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Liberia.

Things to do in Puerto Jimenez

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Drake Bay, Piedras Blancas National Park
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Cano Island ©
Cano Island
Piedras Blancas National Park ©
Piedras Blancas National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Liberia

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Jimenez to Liberia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Jimenez to Liberia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Liberia

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Side Trips

Shark Diving, Playa Hermosa
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Hidden Garden Art Gallery ©
Hidden Garden Art Gallery

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