60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica visit planner

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Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 6 nights
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Playas del Coco
— 6 nights
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Tamarindo
— 6 nights
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Playa Samara
— 6 nights
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Uvita
— 5 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 6 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 11 nights
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Monteverde

— 6 nights
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, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk, take an in-depth tour of Chorotega Arts & Crafts, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip maker website.

Mumbai, India to Monteverde is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Monteverde is minus 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Playas del Coco

— 6 nights

Coco Beach

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 Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience & Souvenirs La gran Nicoya), Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Playas del Coco road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tamarindo

— 6 nights
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Playa Samara

— 6 nights
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: Nosara (International Animal Rescue Costa Rica, Playa Guiones, &more), Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya) and Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Samara Beach, admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Islita, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Uvita

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uvita: Horseback Riding Tours (in Dominical) and Kokopelli (in Sierpe). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita online tour planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Uvita in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Manuel Antonio

— 6 nights
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). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio route builder site.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Jose

— 6 nights
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 Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (in Alajuela), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, stroll through Toucan Rescue Ranch, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Jose road trip website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. 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 go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

— 5 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.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Viejo, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Yesland Mini Golf.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online route builder.

Drive from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tortuguero

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park and then learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Museums
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 11 nights
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 45 min away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.