10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Riga

1
night
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 2nd (Sun), get great views at Mirador Huequecura and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca trip builder tool .

Riga, Latvia to Vara Blanca is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Riga to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mirador Huequecura

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, parks, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning site .

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
On the 6th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary tool .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quepos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

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Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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