31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

31 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Vara Blanca
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
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Monteverde
— 4 nights
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Playa Flamingo
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
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Vara Blanca

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca vacation planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Vara Blanca is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Manuel Antonio and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Visiting Pineapple Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical), Finca Kobo (in Palo Seco) and Jaco (Zipline & Mirador de Jaco). The adventure continues: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Costa Rica, test your team's savvy at Costa Rica Escape Bus, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio road trip planning app.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Playa Flamingo

White Beach

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Dantita. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Conchal and Playa Danta. Take a break from Playa Flamingo with a short trip to Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Playa Matapalo, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at WAKE Day Spa.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Flamingo trip maker.

Drive from Monteverde to Playa Flamingo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Liberia

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Shark Diving. There's lots more to do: do sightseeing your way with Costa Rica Private Tours, look for gifts at Nahua, and experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liberia trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Playa Flamingo to Liberia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Get outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, stroll around Bogarin Trail, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip website.

Traveling by car from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Tortuguero

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cahuita National Park. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Tarantulas Way.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online visit planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.