15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
2
Uvita
— 1 night
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Monteverde
— 1 night
5
Nosara
— 2 nights
6
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then stroll through Nature Observatorio.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) 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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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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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 13th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Uvita Beach, thenstroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and finally stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

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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 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainmaker Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Before you visit Manuel Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rainmaker Park
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Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, and finally browse the exhibits of Alas y Raices.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde trip itinerary site.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall. On your second day here, stroll through Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and then stroll through Barrigona Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nosara road trip site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Samara
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

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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 20th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by EK Art Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tamarindo Church, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo online visit planner.

Drive from Nosara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro Danaus, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, thenview the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, thenstroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), thenstroll through Butterfly Conservatory, and finally stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online route maker.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Butterfly Conservatory
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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