9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
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Uvita
— 1 night
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Playas del Coco
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip app.

Calgary, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
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 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, stroll through La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio.

Plan trip to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, Nature Observatorio
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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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 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, then stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Playas del Coco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Playas del Coco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Playas del Coco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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