14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Liberia
— 1 night
Bus
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
3
San Gerardo de Dota
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Puntarenas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nicoya
— 1 night
Drive
6
Liberia
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Liberia

— 1 night

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 6th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Ponderosa Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Liberia journey planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Liberia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 4 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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Gerardo de Dota.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gerardo de Dota

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from San Gerardo de Dota: San Carlos (Comunidad Agroecologica Juanilama & Puentes Colgantes del Arenal). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque National Los Quetzales.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Gerardo de Dota trip simple and quick.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Gerardo de Dota by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puntarenas.

Things to do in San Gerardo de Dota

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Puntarenas

— 2 nights

Pacific Pearl

A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Puntarenas. On your second day here, get outside with Superman De Osa and then see some colorful creatures with Calypso Cruises.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Puntarenas road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Gerardo de Dota to Puntarenas takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nicoya.

Things to do in Puntarenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Nicoya

— 1 night
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nicoya online holiday planner.

Getting from Puntarenas to Nicoya by car takes about 2 hours. You'll set off for Liberia on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Nicoya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Liberia

White City

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Hidden Garden Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Liberia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nicoya to Liberia takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Liberia

Museums · Shopping
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.