11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip itinerary maker

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Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Castillo
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Monteverde

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monteverde is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Monteverde, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to El Castillo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

El Castillo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Arenal Eco Zoo and then get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Castillo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to El Castillo takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in El Castillo

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 2 nights
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.
On your second day here, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder tool.

You can drive from El Castillo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
Enjoy La Fortuna de San Carlos some more: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, and explore the galleries of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey planning site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Vara Blanca

— 1 night
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 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vara Blanca tour planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your 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.