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 Bijagua de Upala
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Bijagua de Upala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bajos del Toro
— 1 night
Drive
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Dominical
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 1 night
Drive
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Liberia
— 1 night
Fly

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Bijagua de Upala

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Finca Verde Lodge Tours as well as Bijagua Ranas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Bijagua Ranas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bijagua de Upala travel route builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Bijagua de Upala is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Bijagua de Upala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Bijagua de Upala to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Monteverde.

Things to do in Bijagua de Upala

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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Monteverde

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Nature Guided Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and Finca el Rodeo.

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You can drive from Bijagua de Upala to Monteverde in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bajos del Toro.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Bajos del Toro

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Catarata Rio Agrio.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bajos del Toro trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Bajos del Toro takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bajos del Toro when traveling from Monteverde in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dominical.

Things to do in Bajos del Toro

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Dominical

— 6 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Espadilla Norte and Playa Ventanas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Matapalo and Playa Linda. Get out of town with these interesting Dominical side-trips: Manuel Antonio (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Playas Gemelas). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Parque Reptilandia, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Alegria Soul Spa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dominical road trip planning website.

Getting from Bajos del Toro to Dominical by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Dominical

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja

— 1 night
Rio Negro Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Rio Negro Hot Springs.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon de La Vieja trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dominical to Rincon de La Vieja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks · Nature
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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.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia trip planner.

Drive from Rincon de La Vieja to Liberia in an hour. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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.