13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Uvita
— 2 nights
5
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 18th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, and then get a dose of the wild on Monteverde Wild Hikes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Arte Jaguar Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Monteverde is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Wild Hikes ©
Monteverde Wild Hikes
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tabacon Hot Springs and Butterfly Conservatory. Explore hidden gems such as Ecocentro Danaus and Paradise Hot Springs. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then stop by Jungle Avenue. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Mike’s Nature Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio online holiday builder.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Jungle Avenue ©
Jungle Avenue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Magic Ananda, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally kick back and relax at Uvita Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uvita travel planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
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 27th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Ara Manzanillo, and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Puerto Viejo Beach and then view the masterpieces at Luluberlu Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca road trip app.

You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Ara Manzanillo ©
Ara Manzanillo
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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