60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  26 h
1
Monteverde
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Playas del Coco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tamarindo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Playa Samara
— 6 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
5
Uvita
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h
7
San Jose
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
8
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 11 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Mumbai

6
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.
Step out of Monteverde with an excursion to Guacimal River Bridge 2 in Puntarenas--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, admire all the interesting features of Ecological Sanctuary, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk.

Before you visit Monteverde, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai, India to Monteverde is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mumbai to Monteverde, you'll gain 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Guacimal River Bridge 2
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

6
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.
Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja), Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces) and Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour & Souvenirs La gran Nicoya). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and play a few rounds at Four Seasons Golf Club.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Playas del Coco road trip website.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Province of Guanacaste, Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Playa Nacascolo
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:
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Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Shark Diving
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

6
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.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

6
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure), Nosara (Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, Playa Guiones, &more) and Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, stroll through Playa Buena Vista, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nosara, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project, Playa Islita, Jungle Butterfly Farm, Barra Honda National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

5
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Step out of Uvita with an excursion to Kokopelli in Sierpe--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, stroll through Oro Verde Biological Reserve, look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nauyaca Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita online tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Playa Samara to Uvita in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Kokopelli
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Kokopelli ©
Kokopelli

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio attractions planner.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

6
nights
San Jose

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.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (in Alajuela). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Toucan Rescue Ranch, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Lankester.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose road trip website.

You can take a bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in San Jose are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cartago, Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park

5
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way, explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park, and admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online route builder.

Take a bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Cataratas Bribri Talamanca
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 18th (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tortuguero route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks Nature Adventure
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Kayaking & Canoeing

11
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tenorio Volcano National Park to see Rio Celeste about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste
Find places to stay May 18 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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