10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Boston
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  14​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Escape the urban bustle at Butterfly Conservatory and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arenal Natura Ecological Park and La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve. Take a break from La Fortuna de San Carlos with a short trip to Arenal Eco Zoo in El Castillo, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and hike along Ecocentro Danaus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary site .

Boston, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

El Castillo
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

2
nights
Uvita

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Get outdoors at Uvita Waterfall and Playa Ventanas. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Uvita road trip planning tool .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

1
night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita, and then stop by Cho.co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary website .

Drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

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