15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bajos del Toro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dominical.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dominical side-trips: Manuel Antonio (Playa Manuel Antonio & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Jaco (Mirador de Jaco, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and soothe aching muscles at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio.

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Traveling by car from Monteverde to Dominical takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bajos del Toro.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bajos del Toro

— 2 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bajos del Toro: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and La Virgen (Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional del Agua Juan Castro Blanco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bajos del Toro trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dominical to Bajos del Toro in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Bajos del Toro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bajos del Toro to Rincon de La Vieja takes 5 hours. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.