15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Liberia
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bijagua de Upala
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dominical
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Bajos del Toro
— 1 night
Drive
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa Hermosa
— 3 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Liberia

— 1 night

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Liberia itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Liberia to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 32°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Bijagua de Upala.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Bijagua de Upala

— 2 nights
You've now added Bijagua Ranas to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bijagua Ranas. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bijagua de Upala road trip planner.

You can drive from Liberia to Bijagua de Upala in an hour. December in Bijagua de Upala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dominical.

Things to do in Bijagua de Upala

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Dominical

— 5 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
You've added Playa Ventanas, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Nauyaca Waterfalls / Cataratas Nauyaca, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Dominical, make a side trip to see Playa Manuel Antonio in Manuel Antonio, approximately Manuel Antonio away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dominical trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Bijagua de Upala to Dominical in 4.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bajos del Toro.

Things to do in Dominical

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

Bajos del Toro

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional del Agua Juan Castro Blanco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bajos del Toro journey maker site.

Drive from Dominical to Bajos del Toro in 4 hours. In December in Bajos del Toro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bajos del Toro

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Go Adventure Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Go Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday site.

You can drive from Bajos del Toro to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Playa Hermosa

— 3 nights
Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa Hermosa: Playa Conchal (Arenas Blancas & Playa Conchal). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Hermosa trip site.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Hermosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip

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.