10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica travel route planner

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and then take a spin around town with Adventure Tours Hacienda Guachipelin.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Playa Flamingo holiday planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Playa Flamingo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Playa Flamingo is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atenas.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano and then hike along Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Atenas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Playa Flamingo to Atenas in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for 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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through La Ceiba.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip maker app.

You can drive from Atenas to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 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
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Tortuga Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and then head off the coast to Isla de Cabuya.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Atenas online journey planner.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Atenas in 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then kick back and relax at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Atenas to Manuel Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.