10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport
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Liberia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Limon
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Jose
— 3 nights
Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Columbia

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Liberia

— 2 nights

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cataratas Llanos de Cortes as well as Playa Hermosa. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Llanos de Cortes and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liberia trip itinerary planner.

Columbia, USA to Liberia is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in Liberia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Limon

— 2 nights
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veragua Rainforest Park.

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You can drive from Liberia to Puerto Limon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Limon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Jose

— 3 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.
San Jose is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Soledad, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Limon to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Limon in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in San Jose. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive · 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.

Province of Limon travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Beaches
Puerto Limón, commonly known as Limón, is the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the cantón of Limón in Costa Rica. It is the sixth-largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of over 55,000, and is home of a multicultural community. Part of the community traces its roots to Italian, Jamaican and Chinese laborers who worked on a late nineteenth-century railroad project that connected San José to Puerto Limón. Until 1948, the Costa Rican government did not recognize Afro-Caribbean people as citizens and restricted their movement outside Limón province. As a result of this "travel ban", this Afro-Caribbean population became firmly established in the region, which influenced the decision to not move even after it was legally permitted. Nowadays, there is an important outflow of Limón natives who move to the country's Central Valley in search for better employment and education. The Afro-Caribbean community speaks Spanish and Limonese Creole, a creole of English.Puerto Limón contains two port terminals, Limón and Moín, which permit the shipment of Costa Rican exports as well as the anchoring of cruise ships. In 2016, the government pledged ₡93 million for a new cruise ship terminal for Puerto Limón.Health care is provided for the city by Hospital Dr. Tony Facio Castro. Two small islands, Uvita Island and Isla de Pájaros, are just offshore.HistoryColonizationChristopher Columbus first dropped anchor in Costa Rica in 1502 at Isla Uvita, just off the coast of Puerto Limón. The Atlantic coast, however, was left largely unexplored by Spanish settlers until the 19th century.

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