15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Playa Samara
— 3 nights
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Uvita
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour, stroll through Tamarindo Beach, then look for gifts at Diamante Boutique, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder app.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Tamarindo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia to Tamarindo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Shark Diving
Spas

3
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Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Samara Beach and Off-Road Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Barrigona Beach and Playa Buena Vista. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carrillo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Playa Samara visit planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Playa Samara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Carrillo
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Carrillo ©
Playa Carrillo
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Uvita Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uvita journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Playa Samara to Uvita in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then stroll through Rainmaker Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then whizz through the canopy at Zip Coaster, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Discover how to plan a Manuel Antonio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainmaker Park, Zip Coaster
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Walking tours
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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