15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
5
Puerto Limon
— 1 night
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
7
Tamarindo
— 2 nights

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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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Chorotega Arts & Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then stop by Meli Melo Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parasailing & Paragliding
Horseback Riding Tours

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 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uvita tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cocles, then pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip tool.

You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach

1
night
Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Explore Limon, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veragua Rainforest Park.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Limon trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puerto Limon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Puerto Limon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Explore Limon ©
Explore Limon
Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

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.
On the 18th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, then contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, then get a dose of the wild on Ecocentro Danaus, and finally view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Limon to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Tamarindo Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Con Mucho Gusto.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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