10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Step out of the city life by going to Tabacon Hot Springs and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Flow Trips, identify plant and animal life at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 30th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and then take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Nacascolo and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Playa Hermosa, Playa Nacascolo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Bejuco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Spas. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playas Gemelas, stroll around Parque Nahomi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Super Joseth.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio journey maker app .

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Quepos, Playa Bejuco
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Bejuco ©
Playa Bejuco
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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