14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Rincon de La Vieja
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bijagua de Upala
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Sensoria Land of Senses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Rio Negro Hot Springs and then contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon de La Vieja holiday planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Rincon de La Vieja is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Rincon de La Vieja, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get much warmer in Rincon de La Vieja: highs are around 32°C and lows about 32°C. You will leave for Bijagua de Upala on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bijagua de Upala

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Wed), meet the residents at Centro de Rescate Las Pumas. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tenorio National Park.

Before you visit Bijagua de Upala, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rincon de La Vieja to Bijagua de Upala in 2 hours. December in Bijagua de Upala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bijagua de Upala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Paradise Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bogarin Trail and Flow Trips. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and hike along Arenal 1968 Volcano View & Trails.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip site.

You can drive from Bijagua de Upala to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dominical.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Visiting Uvita Beach and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uvita Waterfall and Off-Road Tours. Explore Dominical's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Manuel Antonio) and Cascada Pavon - Waterfall in Costa Rica (in Ojochal). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas, explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dominical online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Dominical takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.