29 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

29 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 4 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 4 nights
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Playa Samara
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo
— 5 nights

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4
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Bring the kids along to Cahuita National Park and Punta Uva Beach. Visit Puerto Viejo Beach and Playa Cocles for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca holiday maker app.

Ottawa, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Ottawa to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cahuita, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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 3rd (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tortuguero trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arenal Volcano and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get outside with El Salto, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
Vara Blanca

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.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vara Blanca trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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4
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.
Bring the kids along to Playa Manuel Antonio and Off-Road Tours. Relax by the water at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and Playa Biesanz. Change things up with a short trip to Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store in Dominical (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Parque Nahomi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

4
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Monteverde

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Curi Cancha Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, explore the galleries of Arte Jaguar Gallery, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, and admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde day trip planning website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

4
nights
Playa Samara

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Samara Beach and SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Barrigona Beach and Playa Carrillo. Explore Playa Samara's surroundings by going to Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve (in Nicoya) and Playa Guiones (in Nosara). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip maker site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Playa Samara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nosara, Playa Carrillo, Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones

5
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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Bring the kids along to Tamarindo Beach and Palo Verde National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Conchal and Playa Hermosa. Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Playas del coco in Playa Matapalo, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo itinerary builder app.

Getting from Playa Samara to Tamarindo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Palo Verde National Park, Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Playas del coco, Playa Hermosa
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Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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