14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gulf of Papagayo
— 2 nights
2
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights

2
nights
Gulf of Papagayo

A concerted development project by the government given Gulf of Papagayo a growing number of luxury and all inclusive resort complexes and turned it into one of the country's leading holiday destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Cata Chocolate and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, explore the galleries of Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and then visit Playa Ocotal.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gulf of Papagayo holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Gulf of Papagayo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Gulf of Papagayo is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Gulf of Papagayo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, Playa Hermosa
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

1
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Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis and then stroll through Playa Santa Teresa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip builder website.

You can fly from Gulf of Papagayo to Santa Teresa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia
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Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

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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 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenstroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Uvita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uvita trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dominical
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then look for gifts at Jungle Avenue. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Mike’s Nature Tours.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Jungle Avenue ©
Jungle Avenue

3
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.
Wood & Art Gallery and Arte Jaguar Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Chorotega Arts & Crafts and Onirica Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from La Fortuna de San Carlos with a short trip to Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center in Santa Elena, about 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, surround yourself with nature on Ecocentro Danaus, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation maker tool.

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 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Monteverde
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Ara Manzanillo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Luluberlu Art Gallery.

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You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ara Manzanillo
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Ara Manzanillo ©
Ara Manzanillo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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