16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Liberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Playa Conchal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Liberia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Liberia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Souvenir Ocarina and then stop by Souvenirs La gran Nicoya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Liberia travel route planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect Liberia to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Liberia

#Theme Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Ponderosa Adventure Park ©
Ponderosa Adventure Park
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya

3
nights
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal is known for beaches, golf, adventure, outdoors, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, choose your vessel at Costa Rica Sailing Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Potrero Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Playa Conchal day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Liberia to Playa Conchal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Playa Conchal are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Costa Rica Sailing Center ©
Costa Rica Sailing Center

2
nights
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Playas del Coco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Playa Conchal to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Playas del Coco, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

3
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Tamarindo is known for beaches, adventure, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Bolas Locas Mini Golf, and look for gifts at Diamante Boutique.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo road trip site .

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tamarindo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Hummingbird Gallery.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Monteverde online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

few
hours
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.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. You'll set off for Liberia on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

1
night
Liberia

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Liberia online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Liberia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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