11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

1
night
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 30th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour and then view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Con Mucho Gusto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo online vacation planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Tamarindo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro Danaus, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

Plan trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainmaker Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio vacation planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

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

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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 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach and then stroll through Nature Observatorio.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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