11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Jose
— Few hours
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
5
San Jose
— 1 day

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San Jose

San Jose
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.
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If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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4
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.
Anywhere Costa Rica - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip tool.

You can drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monteverde.

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
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

2
nights
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Monteverde day trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip builder site.

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for San Jose on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Parque La Sabana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Jose road trip app.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks
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Parque La Sabana ©
Parque La Sabana

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