11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder website .

Montreal, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
nights
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 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainmaker Park and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

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Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rainmaker Park
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Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nauyaca Waterfalls and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uvita Beach and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uvita trip planner .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dominical
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Nauyaca Waterfalls ©
Nauyaca Waterfalls
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Hermosa, then get a taste of the local shopping with Costa Rica'n Art Craft, then take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Souvenir Ocarina.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Uvita to Playas del Coco by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Liberia, Playa Hermosa
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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