15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Rincon de La Vieja
— 3 nights
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Jaco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Jose
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Seattle

2
days
Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
You've now added Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch all the local highlights with Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rincon de La Vieja vacation builder.

Seattle, USA to Rincon de La Vieja is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Rincon de La Vieja is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect Rincon de La Vieja to be much hotter, temps between 95°F and 73°F. You will leave for Tamarindo on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

#Tours
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Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure ©
Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Tamarindo to San Juanillo to see San Juanillo Beach about 1h 05 min away.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo online itinerary creator.

Getting from Rincon de La Vieja to Tamarindo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in April, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

San Juanillo Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach

5
days
Jaco

Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and The Costa Rica Coffee Experience. Visit Palo Seco Beach and Jaco Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Neo Fauna, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for gifts at Dantica Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Jaco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Jaco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Herradura, Palo Seco Beach, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts
Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach

2
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.
You've now added Multiplaza to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), wander the streets of Multiplaza and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Verde de Aranjuez.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose itinerary planner.

Drive from Jaco to San Jose in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Jose sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose

#Shopping, #Breweries, #Neighborhoods

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Multiplaza
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Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. ©
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.

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