14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bogarin Trail and Butterfly Conservatory. Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

Start your trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Winnipeg, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Safaris
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

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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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

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 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Espadilla Norte and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio day trip planning website.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Espadilla Norte ©
Playa Espadilla Norte
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Uvita Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and stroll through Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uvita trip planning site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dominical
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, view the masterpieces at Bri'ah Art Gallery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Teresa road trip planning site.

Getting from Uvita to Santa Teresa by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the views from Tarcoles Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenlook for gifts at Fruity Monkey Poop, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Zukia Art Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jaco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tarcoles
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours
Fruity Monkey Poop ©
Fruity Monkey Poop

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