15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  18​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Liberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Playa Flamingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + foot:  21​h
End: Warsaw

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs. Get outdoors at Ecocentro Danaus and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planner .

Warsaw, Poland to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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 19th (Mon), stroll through Playa Biesanz and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then stroll through Hacienda Baru.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipline, Hacienda Baru
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Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru
Zipline

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya and then admire the sheer force of Llanos de Cortez Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Liberia trip itinerary website .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Liberia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manuel Antonio in February: high temperatures in Liberia hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Liberia

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Shark Diving
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Zipline
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Shark Diving

2
nights
Playa Flamingo

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Playa Flamingo travel route planner .

You can drive from Liberia to Playa Flamingo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Playa Flamingo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip planning site .

Drive from Playa Flamingo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Zipline

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