15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
2
Uvita
— 3 nights
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 4 nights

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainmaker Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and look for gifts at House of Cigars.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio travel planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Manuel Antonio is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Rainmaker Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Attractions like Uvita Beach and Uvita Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uvita online tour planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to El Castillo and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, explore by horseback at Arenal Wilberth Stables, and hike along Senderos Los Tucanes.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip tool.

Getting from Uvita to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

4
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Uva Beach and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Cocles and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to go to Puerto Limon and see Veragua Rainforest Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Nature Observatorio.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nature Observatorio, Veragua Rainforest Park, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

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