30 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

30 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  10 h
1
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
2
Playa Ocotal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
San Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
San Pedro de Poas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
San Gerardo de Dota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Ojochal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Tarcoles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Playa Hermosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Liberia
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

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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.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Liberia trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will leave for Playa Ocotal on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

3
nights
Playa Ocotal

Playa Ocotal
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playa Ocotal online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Liberia to Playa Ocotal takes an hour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Ramon.

Things to do in Playa Ocotal

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

3
nights
San Ramon

San Ramon
San Ramón is a city in the canton of San Ramón in Alajuela Province in Costa Rica. To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Ramon trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Playa Ocotal to San Ramon in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for San Pedro de Poas.

Things to do in San Ramon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

2
nights
San Pedro de Poas

San Pedro de Poas
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Poas sightseeing website.

You can drive from San Ramon to San Pedro de Poas in an hour. In February in San Pedro de Poas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.

Things to do in San Pedro de Poas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

2
nights
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui road trip planning tool.

Drive from San Pedro de Poas to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gerardo de Dota.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

2
nights
San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Gerardo de Dota trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui to San Gerardo de Dota takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ojochal.

Things to do in San Gerardo de Dota

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

3
nights
Ojochal

Ojochal
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ojochal attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from San Gerardo de Dota to Ojochal takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tarcoles.

Things to do in Ojochal

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

5
nights
Tarcoles

Tarcoles
To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarcoles day trip site.

You can drive from Ojochal to Tarcoles in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tarcoles

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:

3
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.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tarcoles to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

4
nights
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. Visiting Playa Hermosa and Playa Nacascolo will get you outdoors. When in Playa Hermosa, make a side trip to see Playa Manzanillo in Nicoya, approximately Nicoya away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Playa Hermosa trip maker app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Hermosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Manzanillo, Playa Nacascolo
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Manzanillo ©
Playa Manzanillo
Playa Nacascolo ©
Playa Nacascolo

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Liberia

Liberia
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liberia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Playa Hermosa to Liberia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

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