11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip site.

Algiers, Algeria to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Algiers to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tortuguero vacation planning tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

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

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, get interesting insight from Tours, and then stop by Jungle Avenue.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then appreciate the views at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Los Chorros Waterfalls and then explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poas Volcano National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Los Chorros Waterfalls ©
Los Chorros Waterfalls
Orosi River Valley  ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) ©

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