Experience the Best of Costa Rica with a 10-Day Travel Itinerary Planned by Local Experts

February 07, 2023
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Experience the Best of Costa Rica with a 10-Day Travel Itinerary Planned by Local Experts

Are you planning a trip to Costa Rica? Costa Rica is a paradise for every nature lover, with its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and diverse wildlife. But with so much to see and do, it can take time to plan your trip. That is where we come in! Villa Firenze has crafted a 10 day Costa Rica itinerary that will take you to some of the most breathtaking destinations in the country.   

With this 10 day Costa Rica travel itinerary, you can make the most of your time in Costa Rica and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags and join us on this unforgettable Costa Rican adventure.

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Day 1: Arrival – A Helicopter Ride to Villa Firenze  

Welcome to Costa Rica! Your adventure begins as you step off the plane at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José. As you make your way through customs, your friendly chauffeur will be waiting to greet you. Picture yourself sitting comfortably in a luxury vehicle as you are taken to your first destination: a domestic airport. Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a breathtaking 20-minute helicopter ride from San José to Villa Firenze. Your luggage will be safely transported by land, ensuring a stress-free journey from start to finish. Get ready to soar above stunning landscapes and arrive at your destination in style.  

Experience the warmest of welcomes upon your arrival at Villa Firenze, a luxury villa rental in Costa Rica. Our team of friendly staff will be waiting to greet you with open arms, lining up in front of the shimmering pool. They will provide fresh, clean towels to refresh yourself after the helicopter ride. Then, raise a glass of champagne to celebrate the start of your unforgettable stay as our team attends to your every need with unparalleled hospitality and attention to detail. 

Your menu will already be taken care of, with breakfast at 9:00 am, lunch at 2:00 pm, and dinner at 7:00 pm. But do not worry; if you wish to change the timing, inform the concierge or chef, and they will happily accommodate your schedule. 

Day 2: Explore the Grounds of Villa Firenze   

Start your second day by settling in and soaking up the laid-back luxury that Villa Firenze offers. When you wake up to chirping birds and chatty macaws, imagining a better start to your day is hard. Then you’ll move on to a lavish breakfast on the terrace, with dishes prepared from locally grown, fresh, and organic fruits and vegetables.  

After this, take a dip in the infinite pool, surrounded by tropical gardens, and enjoy the exotic wildlife that calls the grounds home. Next up, take a ride on the golf cart with the villa concierge to explore local attractions. End your day with a short ride to the Los Sueños Marina and Herradura beach, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning beaches. 

Day 3: An Adventurous Ride on the Polaris RZRs   

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on the hills behind Los Sueños with a ride on state-of-the-art Polaris RZRs. Enjoy the thrill of driving through riverbeds, discovering hidden waterfalls, and arriving at breathtaking views surrounded by lush mountains. With two seats in each RZR, you can choose to drive or be a passenger.  

What to wear: You will likely get muddy, dusty, and a little wet, as well as be in the sun for most of the day. Comfortable sportswear and protective gear, such as sunglasses and sunscreen, are necessary. And remember to pack your swimwear, just in case you come across a beautiful waterfall that calls for a refreshing dip.  

What to bring: Carry your driving license and a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp to Costa Rica if you intend to drive. 

Day 4: A Golf Day at La Iguana Golf Course  

Get ready for a day of golfing at La Iguana Golf Course. Your Tee Time reservation will be secured and confirmed under your name, ensuring an uninterrupted experience on the greens. Relax and let us take care of the logistics with a convenient transfer via golf cart from Villa Firenze to the golf course. You do not have to bring anything as the La Iguana Golf store have you covered with all the necessary gear, including gloves and sticks. Immerse yourself in the game with a leisurely 4 hours of golfing on this 18-hole golf course and bring home a commemorative trophy as a souvenir from the La Iguana Golf store to celebrate your victory. 

Day 5: Experience the Thrill of Deep-Sea Fishing in Costa Rica   

Costa Rica is home to many popular fishing spots worldwide. Get ready for an exciting day on the water on a private fishing charter organized by Villa Firenze. Wake up early and set out at around 7 am with a golf cart transfer from Villa Firenze to Los Sueños Marina. Board the boat with the captain; you will get breakfast and lunch onboard. Expect to spend 6 hours out on the water, 15 miles offshore, fishing for some of the most sought-after species in the ocean. And when you return, your private chef will be waiting to cook the fresh fish you have caught and would like for dinner. You will have a truly authentic and delicious dining experience at Villa Firenze.   

What to carry: Rash guards, pants, sunglasses, water shoes, and a hat. 

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Day 6: Explore the Rainforests of Costa Rica  

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on a crocodile tour organized by Villa Firenze. Imagine venturing into the lush rainforests, where you will spot some of the most majestic creatures.  

An experienced guide will lead the way, providing expert commentary for the wildlife species you come across and ensuring your safety. From the safety of a boat, you will have the opportunity to watch crocodiles in their natural habitat. Witness these ancient reptiles basking in the sun or slipping gracefully into the water. The tour will be timed according to the peak crocodile-spotting season in Costa Rica for you to have the best experience. 

Day 7: An Early Morning Hike and a Massage at Villa Firenze  

An Early Morning Hike to Explore Wildlife at Los Sueños 

Rise and shine! Start your seventh day off with a refreshing early morning hike led by a villa concierge who knows the best places to spot exotic Costa Rican wildlife. The Los Sueños area comes alive early in the morning. 

Witness monkeys swinging through the trees, toucans flitting from branch to branch, and even elusive sloths hiding behind the trees, all just a short walk from Villa Firenze. After the hike, spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying everything the villa offers, whether lounging by the pool, taking a stroll through the gardens, or simply enjoying the serene atmosphere. This perfect balance of adventure and rest will leave you rejuvenated and refreshed.  

Relax and Rejuvenate with a Massage at Villa Firenze 

Unwind and indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with a massage organized at Villa Firenze. Enjoy a serene atmosphere surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the sound of nature. Our skilled masseuse will work their magic to ease your tense muscles and leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Our masseuse will tailor the massage to your needs and desires, ensuring you feel pampered and renewed. 

Day 8: Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on a Guided Tour  

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Manuel Antonio National Park with a guided tour organized by Villa Firenze. Wake up early to explore this beautiful national park. As you take a guided walking tour around the park, you will be awestruck by the natural beauty of the forest and the diverse wildlife.  

Your tour guide will share interesting facts and stories through the park trails. Take a break from the hike and enjoy a refreshing swim at one of the few white sand beaches in the area, like Manuel Antonio beach. It is one of the best summer beaches in Costa Rica, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Bring your swimsuit and cool off in the pristine water.   

After a day of adventure, stop for lunch at the famous El Avion restaurant and taste some of the best, most flavorful, and authentic local cuisines. As the sun sets, return to Villa Firenze for a refreshing cocktail and dinner with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Day 9: See Costa Rica from a New Perspective  

Soar above the treetops and take in the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica with a helicopter tour organized by Villa Firenze. Set out from Villa Firenze in the morning, and as soon as you set off, you will be amazed by the stunning views that unfold before you. Flying over the famous Rio Tarcoles and looking closer at the crocodiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks will be a memorable experience. And when you fly over Carara National Park, you will see the hidden waterfalls. Doesn’t it sound exciting? 

Day 10: Departure  

Say farewell to Villa Firenze in style with a breathtaking 20-minute helicopter ride back to the domestic airport. While you soar above stunning landscapes, our dedicated driver will safely transport your luggage, ensuring a smooth and seamless journey. With this helicopter ride, you will get a chance to discover the best of Costa Rica.


Costa Rica is a country that offers a fortune of experiences for visitors of all kinds. From its lush rainforests and beautiful beaches to its active volcanoes and rustic towns, there is something for everyone in this land of Pura Vida.  

We hope this 10 day Costa Rica itinerary will inspire you to plan your next trip better and that the tips and recommendations we share will help make your luxurious vacation in Costa Rica memorable. Remember to take your time, be open to new experiences, and, most importantly, enjoy every moment. Costa Rica will leave you with memories for a lifetime. We hope to see and host you soon in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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