10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

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10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Taxi:  16 h
1
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Playa Samara

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.
On the 28th (Thu), step aboard Kingfisher Sportfishing. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Samara Beach and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara online trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to Playa Samara is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see MidWorld Costa Rica, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio road trip website .

You can drive from Playa Samara to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 5th (Thu), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: catch some excitement at Curi Cancha Reserve and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Monteverde vacation planner .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Monteverde are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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