60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 9 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
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Uvita
— 5 nights
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Jaco
— 6 nights
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Monteverde
— 6 nights
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Playa Samara
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo
— 6 nights
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Playas del Coco
— 4 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Casablanca

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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 9 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a splash at Kalambu Hot Springs, Head underground at Venado Caves, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

Make your La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Casablanca, Morocco to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip maker site.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca — 5 nights

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 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla, stroll through La Ceiba, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Jose.
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San Jose — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca), Alajuela (Souvenir Museum & Rescue Center Costa Rica) and Cartago (Jardin Botanico Lankester & Ruins of the Church of Carthage). Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, soothe aching muscles at ZENfit 506, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and get impressive views of Irazu Volcano National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio — 6 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, indulge in some personalized pampering at Raindrop Spa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Uvita.
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Uvita — 5 nights

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.
Explore Uvita's surroundings by going to Cano Island (in Drake Bay), San Buenas Golf Resort and Spa (in Ciudad Cortes) and MCEC Innoceana (in Ojochal). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, see Off-Road Tours, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uvita journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jaco.
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Jaco — 6 nights

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.
Jaco is known for adventure, beaches, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tee off at Tee Times Costa Rica, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaco vacation builder.

You can drive from Uvita to Jaco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.
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Monteverde — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, meet the residents at Butterfly Garden at Selvatura Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde online trip maker.

Drive from Jaco to Monteverde in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.
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Playa Samara — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa Guiones, &more), Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya) and Playa Islita (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). The adventure continues: stroll through Samara Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barrigona Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Monteverde to Playa Samara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo — 6 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal, Garra de Leon Golf Course, &more), Sea Star Souvenir (in Brasilito) and Playa Danta (in Las Catalinas). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Volcano Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip site.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.
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Playas del Coco — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playas del Coco side-trips: Nahua (in Liberia), Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). Spend the 25th (Fri) among the fascinating landscape of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Nacascolo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco online travel planner.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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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.
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