15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 1 night
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Uvita
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights

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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 Paradise Hot Springs and La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve. Get in touch with nature at La Fortuna Waterfall and Butterfly Conservatory. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, head outdoors with El Salto, and stroll through Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
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Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

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.
On the 10th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, and then take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Playas del Coco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Playas del Coco to Santa Teresa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure · Parks
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas

3
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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 Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uvita Waterfall and Playa Ventanas. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uvita trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©

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.
On the 16th (Mon), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©

Walaba

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then stroll through Punta Uva Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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