9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Liberia
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Playa Conchal
— 1 day
Drive
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La Fortuna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get where you need to go with Liberia Airport Shuttle Service.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Liberia trip itinerary maker website.

Rochester, USA to Liberia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Liberia is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Liberia

Transportation · Fun & Games

Tamarindo

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Liberia to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Playa Conchal

— 1 day
Conchal Adventures Costa Rica has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then get some thrills out on the water with Conchal Adventures Costa Rica.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Conchal trip itinerary website.

Playa Conchal is just a short distance from Tamarindo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to La Fortuna.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

La Fortuna

— 3 nights
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Playa Conchal to La Fortuna takes 4 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Playas del Coco

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Playa Hermosa. Go for a jaunt from Playas del Coco to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to see Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Playa Ocotal, view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, try your luck at Hotel La Flor de Itabo Resort & Casino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco travel route planning website.

Getting from La Fortuna to Playas del Coco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

La Fortuna de San Carlos travel guide

4.5
Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
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. Named for the bounteous harvest provided by the area's rich volcanic soil--and perhaps for the fact that the town has never been destroyed by the volcano--La Fortuna enjoys a warm but not overly hot climate, with temperatures ranging between 20 C (68 F) and 26 C (78 F). Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos include whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and visiting the area's famed volcanic hot springs.