8 days in Manuel Antonio, Dominical & Uvita Itinerary

8 days in Manuel Antonio, Dominical & Uvita Itinerary

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Mirador de Jaco, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary tool.

San Jose to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dominical.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos, Horseback Riding Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours


Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see Pineapple Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dominical online day trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Dominical in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for Uvita on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Dominical

Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure
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Pineapple Tours ©
Pineapple Tours
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary


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 29th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Ultralight Tour, look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and then ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uvita day trip planning site.

Uvita is just a short distance from Dominical. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars ©
Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars