15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Belgrade
Fly + bus + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Carate
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Tortuguero
— 2 nights
shuttle:  3​h 30​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  21​h 45​min
Belgrade

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 5th (Mon), stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carate.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Carate

Carate
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carate visit planning website .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Carate by car takes about 5.5 hours. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toTortuguero.

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1
day
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tortuguero National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carate to Tortuguero. In February, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to San Jose.

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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chieton Moren, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Multiplaza.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose online holiday planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Tortuguero to San Jose takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

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Multiplaza
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River Rafting & Tubing
National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Chieton Moren ©
Chieton Moren

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.
On the 11th (Sun), look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

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Traveling by car from San Jose to Monteverde takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, and then stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo visit site .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

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