16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Uvita
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get in touch with nature at La Fortuna Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from La Fortuna de San Carlos with a short trip to Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, and explore by horseback at Arenal Wilberth Stables.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planning app.

Ottawa, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

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

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Rainmaker Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Manuel Antonio trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Walking tours
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Uvita Beach and Playa Ventanas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Uvita road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get outdoors at Tamarindo Beach and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Monkey Park, stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Uvita to Tamarindo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Tamarindo

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Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Liberia

Liberia ©

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Get some cultural insight at Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria and Museo de Guanacaste. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liberia: River Rafting & Tubing (in Playas del Coco) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of Costa Rica'n Art Craft, and admire the masterpieces at ArtWood Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Liberia trip itinerary site.

Getting from Tamarindo to Liberia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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