11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
4
Uvita
— 2 nights
5
Drake Bay
— 2 nights

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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 9th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs. On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning app.

Ottawa, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horse Trek Monteverde as well as Coffee'N Jungle Night Tour. On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Coffee'N Jungle Night Tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Horse Trek Monteverde and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde road trip app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Coffee'N Jungle Night Tour ©
Coffee'N Jungle Night Tour
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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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 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then kick back and relax at Playa Espadilla Norte.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Playa Espadilla Norte
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Espadilla Norte ©
Playa Espadilla Norte

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Uvita Beach and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Uvita trip maker website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Drake Bay

Drake Bay
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Josecito and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Naturaseekers.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Drake Bay trip app.

Getting from Uvita to Drake Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Drake Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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