10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Uvita
— 2 nights
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Jaco
— 2 nights

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Playas del Coco

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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and then look for gifts at Lis Umana Beachwear.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip itinerary planner.

Richmond, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Playas del Coco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lis Umana Beachwear ©
Lis Umana Beachwear

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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.
You've now added Get Lost In Costa Rica to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see Get Lost In Costa Rica and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Get Lost In Costa Rica ©
Get Lost In Costa Rica

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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.
La Fortuna Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), trek along Arenal 1968 Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll around Bogarin Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip tool.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 5th (Wed), cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Costa Rica, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Adventures.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Skydive Costa Rica ©
Skydive Costa Rica
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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): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jaco day trip site.

Drive from Uvita to Jaco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

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