11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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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 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), and then head outdoors with El Salto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro Danaus, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Moncton, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moncton to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque Nahomi.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uvita day trip planner.

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 (Tue) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Playa Cocles, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then look for gifts at Choco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio.

Make your Puerto Viejo de Talamanca itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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