60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playas del Coco
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Playas del Coco
— 5 nights
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Tamarindo
— 8 nights
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Playa Samara
— 5 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 5 nights
Bus to Malpais, Ferry to Jaco
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Jaco
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uvita
— 7 nights
Drive
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Drake Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 6 nights
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 4 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

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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.
Get outdoors at Playa Hermosa and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cataratas Llanos de Cortes and Palo Verde National Park. Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Playa Rajada (in La Cruz), Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Liberia (Costa Rica Private Tours, Tio Leo Coffee Tour, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Lis Umana Beachwear, and head outdoors with Crazy Alex CR.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip itinerary planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Playas del Coco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

8
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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Shop till you drop at Lydia Beech Art Boutique and La Galeria Centro de Arte. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Brasilito Beach (in Brasilito), Prieta Beach (in Playa Prieta) and Potrero Beach (in Playa Potrero). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, stroll through Monkey Park, and explore the striking landscape of Diria National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 24:

5
nights
Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Barrigona Beach and Playa Carrillo. Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Nosara (Coconut Adventures, MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, &more), Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project (in Punta Islita) and Nicoya (Barra Honda National Park & Church of San Blas). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Buena Vista, identify plant and animal life at Wingnuts Canopy Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa Samara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tamarindo to Playa Samara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

5
nights
Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Hermosa and Playa Carmen. Escape the urban bustle at Isla de Cabuya and Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Teresa: Paquera (Playa Quesera & Playa Organos), Tortuga Island (in Puntarenas) and Curu National Wildlife Refuge (in Nicoya). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick your exploration up a notch at Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais, browse the exhibits of Bri'ah Art Gallery, and see Zuma Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

6
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Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Get outdoors at Carara National Park and Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jaco: Playa Bejuco (in Esterillos Este), Catedral de Puntarenas (in Puntarenas) and Palo Seco Beach (in Parrita). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herradura Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safari Adventures and Rainmaker Park. Do your shopping at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and El O'scars Galleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Los Campesinos Reserve (in Quepos) and Isla Damas (in Puntarenas). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your problem-solving skills at Costa Rica Escape Bus, kick back and relax at Playa Espadilla Norte, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

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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.
Do your shopping at Magic Ananda and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. Get in touch with nature at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uvita: Butterfly Paradise of Osa (in Ciudad Cortes), Kokopelli (in Sierpe) and Parque National Los Quetzales (in San Gerardo de Dota). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, soothe aching muscles at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio, glide peacefully along the water with Pineapple Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dominicalito Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uvita vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:

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Drake Bay

Relax by the water at Reserva Biologica Isla del Cano and Playa San Josecito. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Quebrada Cuervo. Explore Drake Bay's surroundings by going to Puerto Jimenez (Osa Wild & Osa Wildlife Sanctuary).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Drake Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Drake Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

5
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Punta Uva Beach and Playa Cocles. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to go to Puerto Limon and see Playa Bonita, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Ceiba, take in the exciting artwork at Luluberlu Art Gallery, browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and get interesting insight from Caribe Horse Riding Club.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Drake Bay to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

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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.
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bogarin Trail and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Venture out of the city with trips to El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory), Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (in Cano Negro) and La Virgen (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, &more). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, ride a horse along Arenal Wilberth Stables, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens, and take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos route builder site.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

4
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Rincon de La Vieja

Explore hidden gems such as Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Sensoria Land of Senses. Escape the urban bustle at Rio Perdido and Buena Vista Del Rincon Eco Adventure Park, Hotel & Spa.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon de La Vieja trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rincon de La Vieja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Costa Rica travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.