11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 day
2
Uvita
— 1 night
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
5
Tamarindo
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita ©
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uvita itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then stroll through Rainmaker Park. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manuel Antonio using our trip planner.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Rainmaker Park
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Ecocentro Danaus, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then view the masterpieces at Con Mucho Gusto. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and then look for gifts at Lydia Beech Art Boutique.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo holiday planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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