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Original Costa Rica

14 Nights - Itineraries

Original Costa Rica

DAY 1: SAN JOSÉ

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

DAY 2: SAN JOSÉ - CARIBBEAN COAST

And the hotel you receive your rental car and then start your journey to the Caribbean coast of the Caribbean Ocean, driving through the Braulio Carillo National Park. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon.

DAY 3: CARIBBEAN COAST

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

DAY 4: CARIBBEAN COAST - SARAPIQUÍ/BOCA TAPADA

You continue to the inland, to Sarapiquí or to Boca Tapada, which is ubicated further north. Both worthwhile stops on your journey to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

DAY 5: SARAPIQUPÍ/BOCA TAPADA

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

DAY 6: SARAPIQUÍ/BOCA TAPADA - LA FORTUNA/CAÑO NEGRO

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today and tomorrow: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

For those seeking the highlights as well as the hidden treasures of the country, we recommend a detour to Caño Negro, a wetland north of La Fortuna. There are optimal conditions for spectacular birdwatching and boat trips through narrow canals. It is possible to sleep here far from tourist crowds or to book a day trip from/to La Fortuna.

DAY 7: LA FORTUNA/CAÑO NEGRO

There exists a wide range of day trips in La Fortuna, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Enjoy the surroundings and spend the day actively!

DAY 8: LA FORTUNA/CAÑO NEGRO - MONTEVERDE/RÍO CELESTE/TENORIO

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive around the reservoir Arenal to Tilarán and continue to the cloud forest paradise around Monteverde. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you will discover during these days.

Coming from Caño Negro, you drive via Bijagua and Cañas to Las Juntas, from where you continue to Monteverde. On this route, you have the possibility to visit another national park: the Tenorio National Park near Bijagua, where the magical "Río Celeste" (translated turquoise river) flows. Either you enjoy the hike in the park today and then travel on to Monteverde or you decide to stay near Bijagua and do the hike the day after. Bijagua has a lot to offer and is a well-organized destination even though it is less visited!

DAY 9: MONTEVERDE

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

DAY 10: MONTEVERDE/RÍO CELESTE/TENORIO - RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA

Your journey continues to the northern region of Guanacaste at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus (the Rincón de la Vieja volcano) up close.

Coming from Monteverde you take the exit to Las Juntas and then continue on the Panamerican Highway until Rincón de la Vieja, passing by Liberia.

Coming from Bijagua we recommend joining the highway in Bagaces and take the route via Liberia.

DAY 11: RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

DAY 12: RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA - PACIFIC COAST

The journey continues to the North or the Central Pacific coast. To reach the beaches of Sámara and Tamarindo you pass by Liberia. To reach Tambor / Montezuma / Santa Teresa you take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. And to get to the Central Pacific coast you simply drive south as soon as you come across the Pan-American Highway.

DAY 13 + 14: PACIFIC COAST

Beach days at the Pacific Coast! In Manuel Antonio, you can also enjoy a short hike in the national park.

DAY 15: PACIFIC COAST - SAN JOSÉ

Return to the Central Valley where you return the rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan enough time to get to the airport, as there sometimes occur delays on the route, which is mostly single-lane. If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.

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