10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Rincon de La Vieja
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Rafael de Guatuso
— 4 nights
Drive
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Playa Hermosa
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to New Orleans

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Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adventure Tours Hacienda Guachipelin. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get impressive views of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, take a pleasant ride with Adventure Tours Hacienda Guachipelin, and then head outdoors with Rio Perdido. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Miravalles Volcano.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rincon de La Vieja itinerary planning site.

New Orleans, USA to Rincon de La Vieja is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Rafael de Guatuso.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Rafael de Guatuso

— 4 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Viento Fresco Waterfall and Chocolate Sibaeli. Visiting Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Rio Celeste will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory) and Tenorio National Park (in Buena Vista).

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Rafael de Guatuso trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rincon de La Vieja to San Rafael de Guatuso takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in San Rafael de Guatuso

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa

— 2 nights
Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get outside with Crazy Alex CR and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Hermosa trip planner.

You can drive from San Rafael de Guatuso to Playa Hermosa in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your 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.