Costa Rica Itineraries

Costa Rica is no doubt a beautiful country.  From a long weekend to one month, you can find an itinerary to meet your travel style and needs here!  For specifics of what you can do in each location, check the links attached to itineraries.  Any itinerary can be modified.

Classic Costa Rica

3 Days

Day 1- San Jose to Poas National Park in morning.  Then, drive to Arenal by evening.

Day 2- Arenal National Park- Your choice!  Check out Arenal Guide or Free things to do near Arenal here.

Day 3- Arenal National park until 3:00pm.  Then, rent car to head back to San Jose.

5 Days

Day 1- San Jose to Poas National Park in morning.  Then, drive to Arenal by evening.

Day 2- Arenal National Park- Your choice!  Check out Arenal Guide.

Day 3- Arenal National park until 3:00pm.  Then drive to Monteverde.

Day 4- Full Day Monteverde.

Day 5- Half Day Monteverde, then back to San Jose.

2 Weeks (beach to mountains)

Day 1- San Jose to Poas National Park.  Explore!

Day 2- Drive to Cuahita.  Cuahita for afternoon.

Day 3- Cuahita full day.

Day 4- Drive to Puerto Viejo.  Puerto Viejo full day

Day 5- Head to La Pavona Boat Dock where your boat will pick you up for Tortuguero.

Day 6- Full Day Tortuguero

Day 7- Tortuguero to Arenal

Day 8- Full Day Arenal

Day 9- Full Day Arenal

Day 10- Tenorio Volcun National Park.  Drive to Monteverde.

Day 11- Full day Monteverde

Day 12- Full Day Monteverde

Day 13- Drive back to San Jose


Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Beach

3 Days (Caribbean)

Day 1- San Jose to Cuahita

Day 2- Cuahita in morning, to Puerto Viejo in afternoon.

Day 3- Puerto Viejo until 3:00pm.  Then, back to San Jose.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Caribbean

5 Days

Day 1- San Jose to Cuahita

Day 2- Cuahita in morning, to Puerto Viejo in afternoon.

Day 3- Puerto Viejo for morning.  Then, head to La Pavona Boat Dock where your boat will pick you up for Tortuguero.

Day 4- Tortuguero Full Day

Day 5- Head back to San Jose

Tortuguero Hill, Costa Rica
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As a full time employee who loves her job, learn how I honor my wanderlust while working a 9:00-5:00 (because I want to!) This blog welcomes all, and specifically provides resources for those seeking travel intertwined into a busy schedule (3 days to 5 weeks).