10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly + shuttle:  15​h 15​min
1
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Alas y Raices, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and finally meet the residents at The Bat Jungle. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip itinerary maker site .

Winnipeg, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online visit planner .

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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 5th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tortuguero day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

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, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Fortuna de San Carlos trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Huequecura and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vara Blanca day trip planning site .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Huequecura

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