22 days in Brazil & Costa Rica Itinerary

22 days in Brazil & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaco, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 1 night
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cocles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then stroll through Punta Uva Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 1 night
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the waterfront at Marina Pez Vela. On your second day here, stroll through Rainmaker Park and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Jaco, Costa Rica

— 1 night
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
On the 28th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaco trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Jaco

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chorotega Arts & Crafts, stroll through Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

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Traveling by car from Jaco to Monteverde takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Lydia Beech Art Boutique and Con Mucho Gusto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Playa Flamingo--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Monkey Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura.

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Traveling by car from Monteverde to Tamarindo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands. Step out of Playas del Coco with an excursion to Playa Dantita in Las Catalinas--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour and get outside with Crazy Alex CR.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain and then see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Playas del Coco to Rio de Janeiro with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Praia da Pipa, Brazil

— 1 night
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Guarairas Beach and then see the interesting displays at Cowboy's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, and then make a trip to Rua Beija Flor.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Praia da Pipa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 3 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Air France Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, then kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

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Fly from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Praia da Pipa in July, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.