Caribbean, Mountains, & Pacific Beaches

11 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

We wanted to show our two 18-year-old nephews the best of Costa Rica on this special vacation. From the Caribbean coasts to Monteverde cloud forests, we did it all!

Costa Rica re-imagined

My wife and I have been to Costa Rica twice before, but this time, we were bringing two 18-year-old nephews for their first time. We wanted to show them Tortuguero National Park area, Arenal Volcano area, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and some time to relax on the Pacific Coast side. We’re an adventurous family and were not disappointed by the excursions and activities we were able to do on this trip.

Our favorite part of the trip…

This was our second time in Tortuguero and it was again a great trip. Brought the two boys along with us this time and they loved it as well. Flying into Tortuguero this time was a big timesaver, and it was fun to see the jungle from the air on the way in. Turtle Beach Lodge was wonderful, and the beds were surprisingly the most comfortable of our whole trip. Our guide (Jonathan) was excellent! We would recommend him to anyone else traveling to Costa Rica.

Unforgettable experience through the canopies…

At Arenal, we added the Ecoglide Canopy Tour last minute. The two of us had done it before during a previous trip to Arenal. As before, the zip lines were a fantastic experience with very professional and safe staff. We also want to thank Anywhere for the flexibility to add this one the day before and handle all of the payments through the credit card that was already on file. Both the trip planning and the trip itself were pleasant experiences. I appreciated the ability to customize the trip to our desires.

Meals

All Meals Included for 2 days
Free Breakfast for 4 days

Transport

flightAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Tortuguero  
private driverGuapiles to Arenal  
private driverMonteverde to Santa Teresa  
private driverSanta Teresa to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge
- night 1 of 2

Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Tortuguero

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Turtle Beach Lodge
Turtle Beach Lodge


12:00 pm check-in
2 rooms

Turtle Beach Lodge is located in the Province of Limon in the Tortuguero National Park. Getting to Tortuguero is a wondrous trip as you need to use a plane or boat to arrive there. It's about a three and ...

DAY 2


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 3


Tortuguero / Arenal

Turtle Beach Lodge

Arenal Manoa
- night 1 of 2

Guapiles to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arenal Manoa
Arenal Manoa


2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms

Arenal Manoa is located just outside the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. This area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica thanks to the Arenal Volcano, the area's main ...

DAY 4


Arenal

Arenal Manoa
- night 2 of 2

Ecoglide Canopy

2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

Ecoglide Canopy
Ecoglide Canopy

Located near the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Ecoglide Canopy Tour offers visitors a fast-flying, adrenalin-filled day of fun.


from 7:40 am - 10:00 am
Transport included

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2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

This combination tour includes hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park and a visit to the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall. It’s a great introduction to the Arenal area.


from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 5


Arenal / Monteverde

Arenal Manoa

Hotel Fonda Vela
- night 1 of 2

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Hotel Fonda Vela
Hotel Fonda Vela


2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms

Hotel Fonda Vela is situated in the gorgeous Tiliran Mountains, in the community of Monteverde. Monteverde is renowned for its stunning cloud forests and extreme bio-diversity. Scientists, bird watchers ...

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

The Arenal to Monteverde taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Arenal and Monteverde twice per day, with great views of the Costa Rica highlands and the Arenal Volcano ...


from 8:40 am - 12:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 6


Monteverde

Hotel Fonda Vela
- night 2 of 2

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour
Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

This coffee plantation doesn’t just produce an incredible cup of coffee, it’s also a vitally important part of the community. Learn how family, sustainability, and attention to detail all combine to nurture ...


from 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Transport included

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Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk
Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy, and finally fly across the canopy on zip ...


from 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 7


Monteverde / Santa Teresa

Hotel Fonda Vela

Nautilus Hotel
- night 1 of 4

Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Nautilus Hotel
Nautilus Hotel


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

Hotel Nautilus is found in Santa Teresa, a leisurely beach town along the Nicoya Peninsula where visitors can enjoy surfing, scuba diving and more.

DAY 8


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel
- night 2 of 4

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 9


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel
- night 3 of 4

Tortuga Island Tour

Tortuga Island Tour
Tortuga Island Tour

Take an adventurous, all-inclusive tour of the gorgeous coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunity for spotting wildlife as well as relaxing in the natural beauty of Tortuga ...


from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 10


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel
- night 4 of 4

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 11


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel

Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Alajuela and SJO Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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