14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
— 2 nights
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Nosara
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night

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San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Denver to San Jose, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in March; daily highs in San Jose reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Punta Uva Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla, kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui ©
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nosara.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Samara Beach and SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nosara: Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure), Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project (in Punta Islita) and Playa Samara (Belen Waterfall, Barrigona Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guiones, get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nosara using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui to Nosara takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones

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San Jose

San Jose ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then look for gifts at Tienda eNe.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Jose tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Nosara to San Jose in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Highlights from your plan
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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