12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park
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Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liberia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tenorio Volcano National Park

— 1 night
Rio Celeste has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tenorio National Park and then explore the activities along Rio Celeste.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tenorio Volcano National Park journey planner.

Montreal, Canada to Tenorio Volcano National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Tenorio Volcano National Park. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Tenorio Volcano National Park to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 32°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 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.
You've added Zipline, Arenal Volcano, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary app.

Drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dominical.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dominical

— 5 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Get in touch with nature at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Dolphin & Whale Watching. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Espadilla Norte and Playa Bejuco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dominical: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ballena), Kokopelli (in Sierpe) and Parque Nahomi (in Quepos). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas, stroll through Dominicalito Beach, browse the exhibits of Magic Ananda, and stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dominical itinerary planning website.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Dominical in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Dominical

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Liberia

— 2 nights

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Playa Nacascolo, then tee off at Four Seasons Golf Club, and then look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Liberia holiday planning site.

You can drive from Dominical to Liberia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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.