32 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

32 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour planner

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San Jose
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Jaco
— 19 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 11 nights
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San Jose
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San Jose

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica and then explore the galleries of Galeria Namu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip builder website.

Atlanta, USA to San Jose is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jaco.

Things to do in San Jose

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Jaco

— 19 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jaco: Croclandia & The American Crocodile Sanctuary (in Tarcoles), Quepos (Marina Pez Vela & Parque Nahomi) and Manuel Antonio (Playa Manuel Antonio, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Carara National Park. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll through Jaco Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaco online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Jaco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Jaco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 23:

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

— 11 nights

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Explore Puerto Viejo de Talamanca's surroundings by going to Puerto Limon (Tortuguero Canal, Veragua Rainforest Park, &more). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla, and stroll through Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca planner.

You can drive from Jaco to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 4:

San Jose

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Jose day trip tool.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.