14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jaco
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Taxi to Atenas, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tortuguero

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vara Blanca holiday app.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Jaco

— 2 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
On the 3rd (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jaco online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Jaco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Monteverde Massage Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Monteverde takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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.