11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  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
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.
On the 7th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Rainmaker Park and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio route planning app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Nauyaca Waterfalls. Step out of the city life by going to Uvita Beach and Uvita Waterfall. There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uvita road trip app.

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

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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Nauyaca Waterfalls ©
Nauyaca Waterfalls
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, then take in the exciting artwork at Costa Rica'n Art Craft, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Ocarina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco trip planner.

You can drive from Uvita to Playas del Coco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

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

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