12 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

12 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Puntarenas visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Uvita
— 1 night
Drive
3
Carate
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Puerto Jimenez
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Jaco

— 1 night
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then look for gifts at Fruity Monkey Poop.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jaco planner.

Montreal, Canada to Jaco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Jaco due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Uvita

— 1 night
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.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uvita sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jaco to Uvita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carate.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Carate

— 5 nights
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Cano Island.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carate trip planner.

Drive from Uvita to Carate in 4.5 hours. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Puerto Jimenez.

Things to do in Carate

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Jimenez

— 1 night
On the 11th (Thu), stop by Jagua Arts and Crafts, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then experience rural life at Rancho Raices de Osa.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Jimenez online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Carate to Puerto Jimenez takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Puerto Jimenez

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Santa Teresa

— 2 nights
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Teresa trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Puerto Jimenez to Santa Teresa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Province of Puntarenas travel guide

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Beaches · Zipline · Nightlife