14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly + Shuttle:  18 h 30 min
1
Playa Flamingo
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Playa Flamingo

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts and Costa Rica'n Art Craft. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Dantita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa Flamingo: Spas (in Playas del Coco) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Flamingo trip itinerary builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Playa Flamingo is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica'n Art Craft, Playa Dantita, Playa Hermosa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Manuel Antonio and Uvita Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Uvita (Uvita Waterfall & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Nahomi.

Before you visit Manuel Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Playa Flamingo to Manuel Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Uvita, Dominical, Parque Nahomi
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

2
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ceiba and then stroll through Nature Observatorio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature Observatorio
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park and then learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tortuguero tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Museums
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

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.
Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Conservatory and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, explore the galleries of Wood & Art Gallery, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

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

Drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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