60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 7 nights
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Playa Samara
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo
— 6 nights
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Playas del Coco
— 6 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 8 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 4 nights
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Uvita
— 5 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
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Jaco
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 6 nights
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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monteverde travel itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monteverde is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Monteverde, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa Samara: Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, Playa Guiones, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barrigona Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Samara Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Playa Samara road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monteverde to Playa Samara in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tamarindo: Sage Brush Art Studio (in Brasilito) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). Saddle up on the 25th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

6
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playas del Coco side-trips: Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces), Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour, Costa Rica'n Art Craft, &more) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). Spend the 29th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Rincon de La Vieja National Park. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Nacascolo and stroll through Playa Hermosa.

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Getting from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Playas del Coco are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, stroll through Proyecto Asis, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

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Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach.

Before you visit Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Uvita

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Step out of Uvita to go to Sierpe and see Kokopelli, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Uvita trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
When in Manuel Antonio, make a side trip to see Rainmaker Park in Parrita, approximately Parrita away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz, walk around Manuel Antonio National Park, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Carara National Park. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the top attractions with Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Jaco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca), Cartago (Jardin Botanico Lankester & Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) and ZENfit 506 (in San Rafael de Escazu). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Irazu Volcano National Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, sample some tasty brews at Carpe Chepe, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip site.

Traveling by car from Jaco to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Jose are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

4.3
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.

Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

4.3
Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.