11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach and then stroll through Nature Observatorio.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature Observatorio, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, thenadmire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uvita tour planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online trip builder.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, thensurround yourself with nature on Ecocentro Danaus, thenstroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Estudio. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), thenbrowse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), push the limits with an extreme tour, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the exciting artwork at Con Mucho Gusto. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, take in the exciting artwork at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lydia Beech Art Boutique ©
Lydia Beech Art Boutique

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