15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica itinerary 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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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bajos del Toro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liberia
— 1 night
Fly

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Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Sensoria Land of Senses and then get in on the family fun at Dino Park Blue River.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon de La Vieja holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Rincon de La Vieja is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Rincon de La Vieja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Rincon de La Vieja to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and browse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon de La Vieja to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bajos del Toro.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Bajos del Toro

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano, take in the local highlights with Doka Estate Coffee Tour, then stroll through Tirimbina Biological Reserve, then stroll through Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parque Central De Grecia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, then admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ), and then stroll through Mariposas Sarchi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bajos del Toro day trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Bajos del Toro in 2 hours. December in Bajos del Toro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Dominical.

Things to do in Bajos del Toro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dominical: Manuel Antonio (Playa Manuel Antonio, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Quepos (Marina Pez Vela & Parque Nahomi) and Jaco (Mirador de Jaco, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and soothe aching muscles at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dominical trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bajos del Toro to Dominical takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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): stop by Nahua.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Liberia online travel route planner.

Drive from Dominical to Liberia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping

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.