10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  23 h 15 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
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, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Galeria Estudio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde online travel planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally stroll around Parque Nahomi.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip builder website.

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Vara Blanca tour planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks Wildlife
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