36 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

36 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly
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San Jose
— Few hours
Shuttle
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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Montezuma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa
— 27 nights
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
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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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Jose journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Jose is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Jose, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, expect San Jose to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

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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.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on monteverde nature guided tours, get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Alas y Raices.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip maker app.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Montezuma.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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Montezuma

With a scenic position on a sheltered bay, Montezuma remains one of Costa Rica's quieter destinations, attracting mostly backpackers and other explorers averse to making detailed travel plans.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia and then kick back and relax at Playa Montezuma.

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Getting from Monteverde to Montezuma by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Montezuma

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

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Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Hermosa and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Carmen and Playa Santa Teresa. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Costa Rican Tropical Tours, browse the exhibits of Bri'ah Art Gallery, stop by Tica Surf Bikinis, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Teresa day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Montezuma to Santa Teresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 21:

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San Jose

On the 21st (Sun), stop by Chieton Moren, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Massage Therapy, and finally make a trip to Plaza Juan Mora Fernandez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Top Travel Costa Rica and then get curious at Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle.

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Drive from Santa Teresa to San Jose in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
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.

Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

4.3
Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.