11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

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Route & dates

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Herradura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Herradura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dominical
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Herradura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: New Orleans

1
night
Herradura

Herradura
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Herradura journey maker site.

New Orleans, USA to Herradura is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Herradura

Adventure Tours Outdoors

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Planet Dolphin. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Planet Dolphin.

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Getting from Herradura to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Herradura.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Planet Dolphin
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Planet Dolphin ©
Planet Dolphin
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

1
night
Herradura

Herradura
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Herradura trip website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Herradura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Dominical.

Things to do in Herradura

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
day
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
On the 12th (Sat), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dominical road trip planning site.

Drive from Herradura to Dominical in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Herradura.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Uvita Beach
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Herradura

Herradura ©
You've now added Piko Travel to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable excursion with Piko Travel and then stop by Dantica Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Herradura travel route planner.

Drive from Dominical to Herradura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Herradura

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dantica Gallery ©
Dantica Gallery

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Souvenir Leo and Onirica Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Fortuna de San Carlos: Arte Jaguar Gallery (in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve) and Santa Elena (Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center & Ecological Sanctuary). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planner.

Drive from Herradura to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Monteverde, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing