26 days in Costa Rica, David & Boquete Itinerary

26 days in Costa Rica, David & Boquete Itinerary

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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Uvita, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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David, Panama
— 1 night
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Boquete, Panama
— 5 nights
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David, Panama
— 2 nights

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose travel route planning website.

Phoenix, USA to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Jose, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Jose, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puntarenas.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Spas

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Spa / Wellness
Yoga Massage Therapy
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Art Gallery
Galeria Namu
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas ©

Pacific Pearl

A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Centro de Rescate Las Pumas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puntarenas: Sustainability Demonstration Center (in Guacimal), Piedra de Fuego (in Esparza) and Playa Manzanillo (in Nicoya). The adventure continues: take the plunge with Skydive Pura Vida, push the limits with Adventure Park & Hotel Vista Golfo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa, and head outdoors with Superman De Osa.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puntarenas trip builder website.

You can drive from San Jose to Puntarenas in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Puntarenas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Skydiving
Skydive Pura Vida
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adventure Park & Hotel Vista Golfo
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Jaco, Costa Rica

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Playa Blanca. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Carara National Park. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Jaco Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Linda.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jaco visit planning tool.

Drive from Puntarenas to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Beach
Jaco Beach
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Uvita, Costa Rica

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jungle ATV Quad Tours and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uvita: Quepos (Parque Nahomi, Skydive Costa Rica, &more), Playa Manuel Antonio (in Manuel Antonio) and Kokopelli (in Sierpe). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Mad About Diving, get outside with Cascada Pavon - Waterfall in Costa Rica, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uvita day trip site.

You can drive from Jaco to Uvita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Off-Road Tour
Jungle ATV Quad Tours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Mad About Diving
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San Jose, Costa Rica

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Soledad, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Holalola Souvenir Shop, then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with ChepeCletas Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Jose journey planner.

Getting from Uvita to San Jose by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to David.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Specialty Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
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David, Panama

David ©
A base for exploring the west of the country and further afield, David benefits from the Pan-American Highway going right through town, linking it to cities in the east of Panama, and Costa Rica.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Jose De David.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the David online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Jose to David takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in February: high temperatures in David hover around 93°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Boquete.

Things to do in David

Historic Sites
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Boquete, Panama

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcan Baru National Park, whizz through the canopy at Boquete Tree Trek Eco Adventure Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos, and hike along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boquete journey app.

Traveling by car from David to Boquete takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to David.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Boquete Outdoor Adventures
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David, Panama

David ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Dracula, wander the wide-open spaces of Haras Cerro Punta, and then make a trip to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see what you can catch with Pesca Panama, stroll through Playa La Barqueta, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Raquel's Ark.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the David day trip site.

You can drive from Boquete to David in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in David

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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