15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Souvenir Rosewood, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, and finally stop by Hummingbird Gallery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde road trip website .

Belgrade, Serbia to Monteverde is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Belgrade to Monteverde, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

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Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery
Zipline

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.
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, stop by Papaya Con Leche, look for gifts at Lydia Beech Art, then stop by Diamante Boutique, and finally stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Lydia Beech Art ©
Lydia Beech Art
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, then look for gifts at Chieton Moren, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose vacation planner .

Getting from Tamarindo to San Jose by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Tamarindo in February, expect San Jose to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Chieton Moren ©
Chieton Moren
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. Spend the 11th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

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Fishing Charters & Tours
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa
River Rafting & Tubing

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, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stop by Souvenir Leo, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

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