60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Playa Samara
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 5 nights
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Playa Samara
— 8 nights
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Nosara
— 3 nights
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Playa Samara
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Playa Samara
— 12 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Jaco
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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Uvita
— 4 nights
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Carate
— 1 night
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Playa Samara
— 6 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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San Jose

— 1 night
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.
Poas Volcano has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Jose day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Jose is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Jose, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa Samara.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Playa Samara

— 1 night
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.
To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara holiday builder site.

You can drive from San Jose to Playa Samara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You will leave for Tamarindo on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Tamarindo

— 5 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and stroll through Playa Avellana.

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

Drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Playa Samara on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

Playa Samara

— 8 nights
Explore Playa Samara further: stroll through Samara Beach and kick back and relax at Playa Buena Vista.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Nosara.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:

Nosara

— 3 nights
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nosara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa Samara to Nosara by car takes about an hour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Nosara

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Playa Samara

— 3 nights
To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Playa Samara travel route planner.

You can drive from Nosara to Playa Samara in an hour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Monteverde

— 3 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 4 nights
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos route planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Playa Samara

— 12 nights
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Samara in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 16:

San Jose

— 1 night
On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then revel in the low prices at Mercado Municipal De Artesanias.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose visit planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to San Jose in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Jaco.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Jaco

— 3 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Jaco is known for adventure, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Jaco Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco online vacation builder.

You can drive from San Jose to Jaco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 3 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Parasailing & Paragliding has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Uvita on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Uvita

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uvita trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carate.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Carate

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Corcovado National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carate route builder tool.

Drive from Uvita to Carate in 4.5 hours. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Carate

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Playa Samara

— 6 nights
Step out of Playa Samara with an excursion to Casa Spa in Punta Islita--about 38 minutes away.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Playa Samara tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carate to Playa Samara takes 9.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.

Corcovado National Park travel guide

4.5
National Parks · State Parks