14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
+4
Train + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  20 h 30 min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nosara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h 45 min
End: Brussels

1
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 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, thenpick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to 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
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uvita holiday maker.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

1
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.
On the 26th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, thenstroll through Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, thenstop by Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Horseback Riding Tours
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, tour the pleasant surroundings at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Koss Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Garza, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nosara driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Monteverde to Nosara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Playa Garza
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

2
nights
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), explore the galleries of Con Mucho Gusto, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Nosara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, thensurround yourself with nature on Ecocentro Danaus, thentour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, and then explore by horseback at Arenal Wilberth Stables.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Venado Caves, Butterfly Conservatory
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Venado Caves ©
Venado Caves

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