17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Jose
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Teresa
— 13 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
San Jose

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose online tour planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Jose is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to San Jose due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in July, plan for much warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Multiplaza
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River Rafting & Tubing
Multiplaza ©
Multiplaza
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

13
nights
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. Visiting Montezuma Falls and Tortuga Island will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Barrigona Beach (in Playa Samara), Montezuma (Costa Rica Color, Playa Montezuma, & more) and Paquera (Playa Quesera, Parque Nacional Curu, & more). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Reserva Curu. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carmen, take in the dramatic scenery at Rio Lajas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Corozalito, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Teresa tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Jose to Santa Teresa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Montezuma, Puntarenas, Paquera, Barrigona Beach, Playa Corozalito
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Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls

1
night
San Jose

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our San Jose trip maker tool .

Getting from Santa Teresa to San Jose by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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