16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Tartu
Fly:  28​h
1
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Tartu


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: look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

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Tartu, Estonia to Monteverde is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Tamarindo Beach and then look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura and then find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo day trip planner .

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

few
hours
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tamarindo to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tamarindo in March, expect Poas Volcano National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks Nature
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

4
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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, and explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio journey site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poas Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Poas Volcano National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manuel Antonio: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

4
nights
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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, trek along Ecocentro Danaus, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder tool .

You can 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. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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