14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Liberia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Poas Volcano National Park trip planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens, Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, look for all kinds of wild species at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip app .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
On the 16th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

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Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive 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

1
night
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 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio driving holiday website .

Drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Monteverde

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

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You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

2
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and then stop by Dolores Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo day trip app .

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Monkey Park ©
Monkey Park

2
nights
Liberia

Liberia ©
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.
Liberia is known for adventure, theme parks, wildlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of La Ermita La Agonia, and get in on the family fun at Ponderosa Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Liberia tour builder site .

Take a bus from Tamarindo to Liberia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Ponderosa Adventure Park ©
Ponderosa Adventure Park
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
River Rafting & Tubing

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