15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

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Fly
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Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Taxi to Atenas, Fly to London Gatwick

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Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): cast your line with Dragin Fly Fishing Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Tarcoles Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get great views at Mirador de Jaco, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaco online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Jaco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Jaco, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Side Trips

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
Mirador de Jaco ©
Lookout
Mirador de Jaco
4.7

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safari Adventures and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Manuel Antonio with a short trip to Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store in Dominical, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Parque Nahomi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coffee & Tea Tours and Galeria Estudio. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

2
nights
Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, browse the exhibits of Costa Rica'n Art Craft, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3
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Spa
Spas
4.7

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 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Papaya Con Leche. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan my day in Tamarindo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Papaya Con Leche ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Papaya Con Leche
4.8
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Spa
Spas
4.7

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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 (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde planning website.

Getting from Tamarindo to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Adventure · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Must see
Zipline
4.2

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