The Best 10 Days in Costa Rica Itinerary Story

By Amanda Strube


The Best 10 Days in Costa Rica Itinerary Story

This 10 Days in Costa Rica Itinerary will help you discover everything Costa Rica has to offer. From cities to... Read more

Day 1

San Jose

San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica and is also the most populated with just under 350,000 people... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation

Coffee is one of Costa Rica's biggest exports and makes up a big part of the country's history. Finca Rosa... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

La Salle Natural Science Museum

The La Salle Natural Science Museum is an excellent introduction to all the wildlife that is indigenous to Costa Rica.... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Cerveza Tasting

Enjoy Costa Rican nightlife by spending your first evening tasting the local beer. San Jose Urban Adventures takes you around... Read more

Day 2

San Jose Continued

There are many fun and exciting adventures to be had just outside of San Jose. A lot of the tour... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

View From the Top

Get a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy by ziplining above the trees. Spend 2.5 hours flying from tree to... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Car Rental

Costa Rica has a pretty decent public transportation system, but renting a car always offers more freedom. Renting a car... Read more

Day 3

Northern Caribbean Coast

The Caribbean side of Costa Rica tends to be less touristy, has a more laid back vibe and is filled... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is only reachable by airplane or boat, but both are easy to take and run daily. This... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Kayaking Adventure

Explore the Caribbean side from the water by kayaking! Kayaking offers a whole new perspective of this side's unique landscape.... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

Tortuguero Tours

Tortuguero Tours offers many different tour options, but the most popular is definitely the night tour to see the nesting... Read more

Day 4

Northern Costa Rica

The northern part of Costa Rica is home to the majestic Tenorio Volcano National Park. Northern Costa Rica is dotted... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

The Tenorio Volcano National Park is named after the dominating volcano, Tenorio. Tenorio Volcano is made up of 4 peaks... Read more

Day 5

Santa Elena

Santa Elena is a small town located near the popular and inspiring Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here, you can find incredible... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 1

Horseback Riding in the Cloudforest

Horseback riding is a unique way to explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest. There are various tour options offering rides as... Read more

Day 6


One of the most popular and scenic places to visit in Costa Rica, Monteverde, is something you cannot miss! Monteverde... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 1

Quad Tour

Take a muddy tour through the jungle on ATVs. Get messy and have fun exploring the forest quickly and efficiently.... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 2

Private Nighttime Tour

A private nighttime tour is a once in a lifetime experience offered by local guides. Walking through the jungle after... Read more

Day 7

Playa Negra

Playa Negra is just south of the popular tourist town - Tamarindo. It is most famous for its surfing. Playa... Read more

Day 7 - Stop 1

Learn to Surf

Playa Negra isn't just for experienced surfers. It is also a great place to learn how to surf. Snapper Surf... Read more

Day 7 - Stop 2


Tamarindo is a great place to experience the vibrant and exciting nightlife of a Costa Rican beach town. There are... Read more

Day 8

Nicoya Peninsula

The Nicoya Peninsula is located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica and is known as a Blue Zone. Blue... Read more

Day 8 - Stop 1

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais

Ideal for surfing and yoga, this area in the very south of the Nicoya Peninsula is a haven for quiet... Read more

Day 8 - Stop 2

Yoga Class at Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

Stop by the Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center for a revitalising yoga class. The centre offers different styles... Read more

Day 9


Montezuma is a beautiful area to visit -also in the Nicoya Peninsula region - and is home to a powerful... Read more

Day 9 - Stop 1

Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is a popular destination for tourists and locals, and it is no surprise why. It is incredibly... Read more

Day 10

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is home to a stunning national park and a lively restaurant. The local beach is surrounded by a... Read more

Day 10 - Stop 1

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is home to cheeky and cute rainforest animals, like monkeys and sloths, but also to beautiful... Read more

Day 10 - Stop 2

El Avion

El Avion is a creative and fun dining experience. This restaurant was created out of an old airplane. With a... Read more


In Summary - Don't Miss Out on Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is a fun, beautiful country and one of the best places to visit in December. It offers rest... Read more