13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca visit planner.

Moncton, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, then stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uvita day trip app.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Espadilla Norte and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Mike’s Nature Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip maker site.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Espadilla Norte ©
Playa Espadilla Norte

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 7th (Tue): get interesting insight from Ecocentro Danaus, get interesting insight from Tours, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca ( White Beach ), then explore the galleries of Sarah's Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Puntarenas. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Arte Jaguar Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde holiday builder site.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Playa Blanca ( White Beach ) ©
Playa Blanca ( White Beach )
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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