11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
2
Playa Hermosa
— 2 nights
3
Playa Samara
— 1 night
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
5
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
6
San Jose
— 1 night

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.
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall and then get the adrenaline pumping with Sky Adventures Arenal Park.

Make your La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Denver, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Sky Adventures Arenal Park ©
Sky Adventures Arenal Park

2
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. Playa Conchal has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Hermosa online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Hermosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Rio Celeste
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Playa Samara trip builder app.

You can drive from Playa Hermosa to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

1
night
Monteverde

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 Cloud Forest Biological Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Diria Coffee Tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip website.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Monteverde in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Diria Coffee Tour
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Diria Coffee Tour ©
Diria Coffee Tour

2
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.
To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

1
night
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.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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