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: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

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Tartu, Estonia to Monteverde is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach and then look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary builder website .

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. March in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

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): get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Poas Volcano National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tamarindo to Poas Volcano National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Poas Volcano National Park is little chillier than Tamarindo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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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: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, and stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio road trip website .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Poas Volcano National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Manuel Antonio, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for 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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