Costa Rica Itineraries

For One, two, and three week trips to paradise

Each Costa Rica itinerary includes detailed plans, the best activities, great places to eat, money-saving tips, and more.

We decided to make these Costa Rica itineraries FREE for you all to use. 

Pura Vida!

With one week in Costa Rica we suggest visiting two different destinations. This is a great way to enjoy a little bit of jungle and a little bit of the beach.

If flying in to the San Jose International Airport you will have more flexibility on where you can easily visit in one week. If flying in and out of the Liberia Airport it is best to stick to one Guanacaste beach destination and La Fortuna or Monteverde.

manuel antonio view

Manuel Antonio, Jaco, La Fortuna, Airport Area, Leave paradise

jungle hanging bridge

Airport Area, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Airport Area, Leave paradise

manuel antonio

Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Uvita, Airport Area, Leave paradise

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With two weeks in Costa Rica you can visit four or five different destinations and not feel overwhelmed.

This is the perfect length of time to really get a taste of Costa Rica and embrace some of the best highlights that this tropical gem of a country has to offer.

playa langosta

Airport Area, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Playas del Coco, Tamarindo, Airport Area, Leave paradise


Airport Area, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Samara, Nosara, Tamarindo, Airport area, Leave paradise


Airport Area, Tortuguero, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Bocas del Toro, Airport Area, Leave paradise

Three weeks in Costa Rica gives you a lot of flexibility. You can easily see both coasts and some jungle in between.

We created these itineraries with the mindset that you will be flying in and out of the San Jose International Airport. However, the Pacific Beach Vibes Itinerary would be perfect for flying in to San Jose and out of Liberia.


Uvita, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma, Samara, Nosara, Tamarindo, Playas del Coco, Airport Area

la fortuna

Cahuita, Tortuguero, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio,  Uvita, San Gerardo de Dota, Airport Area, Leave Paradise

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27 Responses

  1. Sarah,

    Thank you so much for your incredible site! Found you on Pintrest and made a ton of notes. Planning to take my family of 4 (16 & 18 yo) vacation in July probably 2nd or 3rd week. We only get one week a year to truly check out because of our schedules.

    We are Florida born & raised, good with heat & rain. We are avid boaters, snorkelers, and fishing virtuosos. We are seeking a fmaily vaca that is FUN adventurous different from our norm but still on the lines of what we love.

    Here is what I’m starting to think of:

    1. Zipli