19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

19 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playa Samara
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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Uvita
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights

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Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Spas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY. Step out of Playa Samara with an excursion to Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary in Nosara--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Barrigona Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Playa Samara trip planner.

London, UK to Playa Samara is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Playa Samara is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Hermosa and Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates. Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Souvenir Guanacaste, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tamarindo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Playa Hermosa
4.4

3
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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 Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Galeria Estudio. Change things up with a short trip to Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and The Captain's Booty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from Manuel Antonio with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Jaco, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Walking tours
4.7
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.8

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Playa Ventanas. Kids will enjoy Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uvita attractions planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.2

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecological Sanctuary, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde route planning app.

Getting from Uvita to Monteverde by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Historic Walking Area
Ecological Sanctuary
4.2

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