10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Shuttle to San José, Fly to Toronto

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then stroll through Nature Observatorio. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, then stroll through Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Fortuna Waterfall and Butterfly Conservatory. Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Hot Springs and Senderos Los Tucanes. The adventure continues: Head underground at Venado Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Bring the kids along to Playa Manuel Antonio and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Uvita Waterfall (in Uvita) and Jaco (Off-Road Tours & Mirador de Jaco). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online journey planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.