10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica travel planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
4
Uvita
— 2 nights
5
Jaco
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

1
night
Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

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.
On the 1st (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Playa Hermosa, and then look for gifts at Cata Chocolate.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco trip site.

Richmond, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Playas del Coco is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Cata Chocolate ©
Cata Chocolate

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.
Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Natura Ecological Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Bogarin Trail and Arenal 1968 Trail. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and browse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 5th (Wed), take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get a tailor-made plan with Safari Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Skydive Costa Rica ©
Skydive Costa Rica
Safari Adventures ©
Safari Adventures
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uvita tour builder app.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Jaco

Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Jungle Crocodile Safari, then browse the different shops at Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Uvita to Jaco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Crocodile Safari ©
Jungle Crocodile Safari
Off-Road Tours
Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center ©
Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center

Similar plans

14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica & Panama City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM BULGARIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Costa Rica, Panama & Belize BY A USER FROM CHILE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama BY A USER FROM MALTA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans