11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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1
Tamarindo
— 1 night
2
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
5
Uvita
— 2 nights
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights

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1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 15th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Guanacaste.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip maker app.

New York City, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Tamarindo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Side Trip

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, and then stop by Lis Umana Beachwear.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and then stroll around Bogarin Trail. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

1
night
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 20th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

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 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Safari Adventures ©
Safari Adventures
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Hacienda Baru Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uvita trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©

Walaba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Nature Observatorio and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Tarantulas Way, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

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