10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  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
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Butterfly Conservatory. Get in touch with nature at Tabacon Hot Springs and La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Arenal Eco Zoo in El Castillo--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and surround yourself with nature on Ecocentro Danaus.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

Boston, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
Uvita

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. Visiting Playa Ventanas and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uvita trip itinerary site.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©

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): stroll through Punta Uva Beach, thenstroll through La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then look for gifts at Choco. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Yesland Mini Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Getting from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can 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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