21 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

21 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
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Uvita
— 4 nights
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Orosi
— 2 nights
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Cahuita
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night

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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.
For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Jose vacation planner.

Santiago, Chile to San Jose is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to San Jose, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. January in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will leave for Monteverde on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and El Trapiche Tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and take in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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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.
Family-friendly places like Playa Manuel Antonio and Off-Road Tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio travel site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kids will enjoy Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and Uvita Waterfall. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uvita journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orosi.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Orosi

Orosi ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tapanti National Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tapanti National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum, and then stop by House of the Dreamer - Casa Del Sonador.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orosi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Orosi takes 4 hours. In February in Orosi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cahuita.

Things to do in Orosi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Bring the kids along to Cahuita National Park and Nature Observatorio. Change things up with these side-trips from Cahuita: La Ceiba (in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca), Punta Uva Beach (in Punta Uva) and Puerto Limon (Veragua Rainforest Park & Tortuguero Canal). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cahuita trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Orosi to Cahuita in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beach
Playa Cocles
4.5

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San Jose

San Jose ©
On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cahuita to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cahuita in February, you will find days in San Jose are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Jade Museum
4.4
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Art Gallery
Galeria Namu
4.9

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