60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  26 h
1
Monteverde
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Playas del Coco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tamarindo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Playa Samara
— 6 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
5
Uvita
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h
7
San Jose
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
8
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 11 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Mumbai

6
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.
Step out of Monteverde with an excursion to Guacimal River Bridge 2 in Puntarenas--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Ecological Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde online itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Monteverde is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Guacimal River Bridge 2
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

6
nights
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
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.
Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces), Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour & Souvenirs La gran Nicoya) and Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, play a few rounds at Four Seasons Golf Club, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and explore the galleries of Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip planning website.

Drive from Monteverde to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste, Playa Nacascolo, Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
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Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

6
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

6
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Nosara (Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, Playa Guiones, &more), Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure) and Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nosara, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project, Jungle Butterfly Farm, Playa Islita, Barra Honda National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

5
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
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.
Step out of Uvita with an excursion to Kokopelli in Sierpe--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauyaca Waterfalls, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and kick back and relax at Uvita Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uvita trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Playa Samara to Uvita in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Kokopelli
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Kokopelli ©
Kokopelli

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio attractions planner.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline

6
nights
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.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (in Alajuela) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Lankester.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose road trip website.

You can take a bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in San Jose are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cartago, Irazu Volcano National Park, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, Poas Volcano, Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

5
nights
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.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park, and kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip maker app.

Take a bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio, Cataratas Bribri Talamanca, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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.
On the 18th (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tortuguero route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Tours
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

11
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.
Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tenorio Volcano National Park to see Rio Celeste about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, stroll through Proyecto Asis, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel route planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste
Find places to stay May 18 — 29:
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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