60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Tamarindo
— 5 nights
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Playa Samara
— 5 nights
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Monteverde
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 6 nights
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Uvita
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 8 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 6 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 9 nights
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Playas del Coco
— 5 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Arenas Blancas, Playa Conchal, &more). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo trip itinerary planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Tamarindo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

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Pura Aventura
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure), Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary & Playa Guiones) and Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Barrigona Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Samara Beach.

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Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

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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.
Take a break from Monteverde with a short trip to Finca El Paraiso in Los Tornos, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Zipline, &more) and Tee Times Costa Rica (in Herradura). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, walk around Parque Nahomi, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Buenas Golf Resort and Spa (in Ciudad Cortes) and Kokopelli (in Sierpe). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with Pineapple Tours, ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uvita trip planning site.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pineapple Tours
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cartago (Ruins of the Church of Carthage & Jardin Botanico Lankester), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Alajuela (Souvenir Museum & Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Carpe Chepe, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, admire the natural beauty at Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Uvita to San Jose in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in San Jose sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

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Carpe Chepe
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Nature Observatorio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

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National Park
Cahuita National Park
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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero day trip planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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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.
Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to El Castillo and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, push the limits with Sky Adventures Arenal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©

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.
Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Liberia (Nahua, Adventure Air, &more), Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Salve Terra (in La Cruz). Spend the 24th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Rincon de La Vieja National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Nacascolo, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tee off at Four Seasons Golf Club.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco day trip website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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