10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Liberia
— 1 night
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
3
Jaco
— 2 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
5
Liberia
— 1 night

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Liberia

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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya, relax in the rural setting at Tio Leo Coffee Tour, and then explore the galleries of Costa Rica'n Art Craft.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liberia road trip app.

Minneapolis, USA to Liberia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in December: high temperatures in Liberia hover around 82°F and lows are around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya ©
Souvenirs La gran Nicoya

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then learn something new at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Carara National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then look for gifts at Fruity Monkey Poop.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jaco trip maker tool.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Playa Biesanz.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Jaco to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Liberia

Liberia ©

White City

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Costa Rica Private Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, and then experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Liberia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Liberia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Costa Rica Private Tours ©
Costa Rica Private Tours

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