13 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

13 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Jimenez
— 1 night
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
3
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
4
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
6
Puntarenas
— 1 night

1
night
Puerto Jimenez

Puerto Jimenez ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Surcos Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Jimenez road trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Puerto Jimenez is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Jimenez

Outdoors Tours
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Surcos Tours ©
Surcos Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Nauyaca Waterfalls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ventanas, and finally look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uvita online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Puerto Jimenez to Uvita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Palo Seco Beach and Rainmaker Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mike’s Nature Tours and Spas. Take a break from Manuel Antonio with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Esterillos Este, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by House of Cigars, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip app.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Parrita, Horseback Riding Tours
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach
Spas
Photography Tours

1
night
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Carmen, thenkick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Teresa tour itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen
Spas & Wellness
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentake in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and finally stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monteverde attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle from Santa Teresa to Monteverde takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puntarenas.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours
Spas
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

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night
Puntarenas

Puntarenas ©
A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puntarenas online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Puntarenas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puntarenas

Parks Wildlife
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Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa ©
Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa