14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly
1
Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Liberia, Fly to Chicago

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Jaco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then snap pictures at Tarcoles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jaco online tour itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Jaco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque Nahomi, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio journey tool.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Monteverde.
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Monteverde — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire the masterpieces at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monteverde online itinerary planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.
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Vara Blanca — 2 nights

On the 30th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vara Blanca trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Vara Blanca in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero — 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tortuguero itinerary tool.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 5 nights

La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, walk around Bogarin Trail, look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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