10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playa Flamingo
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Playa Flamingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atenas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Atenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive

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Playa Flamingo

— 2 nights

White Beach

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tamarindo Beach as well as Playa Conchal. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and then pedal to the sights with Adventure Tours Hacienda Guachipelin.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playa Flamingo journey builder tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Playa Flamingo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ottawa to Playa Flamingo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Atenas.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atenas

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo as well as Poas Volcano. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano and then trek along Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. On your second day here, stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atenas trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Playa Flamingo to Atenas by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Atenas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cahuita National Park, Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and La Ceiba. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ceiba.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Atenas to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atenas.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Atenas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Tortuga Island, admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Cabuya.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Atenas trip planning website.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Atenas by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Atenas

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio

— 1 night
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Manuel Antonio as well as Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio visit planner.

You can drive from Atenas to Manuel Antonio in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.