15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
2
Uvita
— 1 night
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
6
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights

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 23rd (Sun): stroll through Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, thenstroll through La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. On the next day, stroll through Nature Observatorio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, Nature Observatorio
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Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, thenadmire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uvita trip builder tool.

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 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©

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.
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainmaker Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rainmaker Park
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Walking tours
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ecocentro Danaus and Butterfly Conservatory. Escape the urban bustle at Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip site.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Con Mucho Gusto, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

3
nights
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. Step out of Playas del Coco to go to Liberia and see Souvenirs La gran Nicoya, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip builder site.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Souvenirs La gran Nicoya
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

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