15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
1
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Turrialba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tamarindo
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Montreal

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde online trip itinerary builder .

Montreal, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Zipline
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

5
nights
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 Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and MidWorld Costa Rica. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a peaceful walk through Kids Saving the Rain Forest.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turrialba.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trip

Kids Saving the Rain Forest
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

2
nights
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Guayabo National Park and Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turrialba tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Turrialba in 4.5 hours. June in Turrialba sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Turrialba

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Guayabo National Park and Monument ©
Guayabo National Park and Monument

1
night
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 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Turrialba to Vara Blanca takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vara Blanca can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

1
night
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 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Conchal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vara Blanca in June, expect Tamarindo to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Papaya Con Leche ©
Papaya Con Leche

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