22 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

22 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
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Uvita
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Nosara
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bucharest to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
4.8

2
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Oro Verde Biological Reserve and then stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Magic Ananda, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uvita attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping

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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
5.0
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars
4.5

2
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Meli Melo Boutique. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

Plan trip to Manuel Antonio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa
5.0

4
nights
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: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip itinerary builder.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Hot Spring
Ecotermales Fortuna
4.6

2
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Bat Jungle and Life Monteverde. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Art House, and delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde travel route planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Must see
Zipline
4.2

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Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and Koss Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Samara Beach in Playa Samara (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, stop by Nativa Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guiones, and get your game on at Eskina Skate Parq.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nosara tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Nosara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Art Gallery
Koss Art Gallery
4.7
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
5.0

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Papaya Con Leche. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, and stroll through Playa Avellana.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip planner.

You can drive from Nosara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5

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