17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Talamanca Family Art and then browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary app.

La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Talamanca Family Art
5.0

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
Explore Area de Conservacion Guanacaste's surroundings by going to Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa) and Hotel La Flor de Itabo Resort & Casino (in Playas del Coco).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste with the Route module. You will leave for Tamarindo on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Conchal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lydia Beech Art Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

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Getting from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Tamarindo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa, and then look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Namu. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, get some fabulous bargains at Mercado Municipal De Artesanias, then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and finally look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom.

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Getting from Santa Teresa to San Jose by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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History Museum
Jade Museum
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Super Joseth.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure · Tours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Super Joseth
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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through Proyecto Asis, and explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

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Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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