15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Alajuela
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bajos del Toro
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Esterillos Este
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Quepos
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Fredericton

1
night
Alajuela

Alajuela
To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alajuela tour itinerary planning site .

Fredericton, Canada to Alajuela is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fredericton to Alajuela is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fredericton in December, expect Alajuela to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 21°C. You'll set off for Bajos del Toro on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Alajuela

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

few
hours
Bajos del Toro

Bajos del Toro ©
Catarata Del Toro Adventures has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bajos del Toro day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alajuela to Bajos del Toro takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bajos del Toro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bajos del Toro

#Parks, #Nature
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Catarata Del Toro Adventures ©
Catarata Del Toro Adventures

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Perdido Springs. Visiting Venado Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge and Arenal Eco Zoo. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel route planner .

Getting from Bajos del Toro to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esterillos Este.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Eco Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
Venado Caves ©
Venado Caves
Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal

2
nights
Esterillos Este

Esterillos Este ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bejuco.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Esterillos Este holiday planner .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Esterillos Este takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Quepos on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Esterillos Este

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge
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Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge ©
Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge
Playa Bejuco ©
Playa Bejuco

7
nights
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Escape the urban bustle at Palo Seco Beach and MidWorld Costa Rica. Explore hidden gems such as Naturalist Michael Araya Flores and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quepos: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Manuel Antonio) and Parque Reptilandia (in Dominical). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rancho Tipico Don Juan. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, look for gifts at Meli Melo Boutique, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stroll through Playa Matapalo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Quepos trip tool .

You can drive from Esterillos Este to Quepos in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Quepos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio, Palo Seco Beach, Parque Reptilandia
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Rancho Tipico Don Juan ©
Rancho Tipico Don Juan
River Rafting & Tubing
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

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