14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Georgetown
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Georgetown

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano, and head outdoors with Salto.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip planner .

Georgetown, Guyana to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Guyana Time (GYT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tortuguero sightseeing planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Playa Biesanz, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at Jungle Avenue.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio travel route builder site .

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jungle Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

1
night
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Playa Avellana, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo online trip maker .

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Los Chorros Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano and then identify plant and animal life at Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bosque Alegre.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Poas Volcano National Park travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tamarindo to Poas Volcano National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Chorros Waterfalls, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bosque Alegre
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Los Chorros Waterfalls ©
Los Chorros Waterfalls

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