10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Uvita
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
5
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night

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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Toucan Rescue Ranch, explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, then view the masterpieces at Museo Dr. Rafael Calderon Guardia, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and finally look for gifts at Chocolatería Sibú.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip builder site.

Orlando, USA to San Jose is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orlando to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in May: highs in San Jose hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Isidro
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Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Chocolatería Sibú ©
Chocolatería Sibú

1
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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.
On the 10th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Uvita sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from San Jose to Uvita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dominical
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos route builder 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Spas · Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Luluberlu Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca route maker website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tarantulas Way
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Luluberlu Art Gallery ©
Luluberlu Art Gallery

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