11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tamarindo
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Playa Hermosa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pavones
— 2 nights
Drive to Limon International Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

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Tamarindo

— 4 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
When in Tamarindo, make a side trip to see Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal, approximately Playa Conchal away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tamarindo Beach, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, kick back and relax at Playa Avellana, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my day in Tamarindo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tamarindo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tamarindo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bejuco. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Seco Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Playa Hermosa visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Hermosa takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pavones.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pavones

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at Shooting Star Studio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pavones.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pavones sightseeing planner.

Drive from Playa Hermosa to Pavones in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Pavones

Spas · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.