15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

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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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Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 4 nights
Drive
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Liberia
— 1 night
Fly

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Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rio Negro Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Rio Negro Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rincon de La Vieja trip 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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Rincon de La Vieja at 32°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tenorio Volcano National Park

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenorio Volcano National Park tour site.

Traveling by car from Rincon de La Vieja to Tenorio Volcano National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park as well as Titoku Hot Springs. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tenorio Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Monteverde visit planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Monteverde can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dominical.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Dominical

— 4 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Get out of town with these interesting Dominical side-trips: Playa Manuel Antonio (in Manuel Antonio) and Jaco (Mirador de Jaco, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dominical vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Dominical takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at ArtWood Museum and then catch some excitement at Liberia Airport Shuttle Service.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liberia online itinerary builder.

Drive from Dominical to Liberia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Liberia

Fun & Games · Museums · Transportation
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.