60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playas del Coco
— 5 nights
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Tamarindo
— 8 nights
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Playa Samara
— 5 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 5 nights
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Jaco
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
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Uvita
— 7 nights
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Drake Bay
— 4 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 6 nights
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 4 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Playa Hermosa and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cataratas Llanos de Cortes and Playa Rajada. Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Liberia (Costa Rica Private Tours, Tio Leo Coffee Tour, &more) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Crazy Alex CR, and stop by Lis Umana Beachwear.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco online route planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Playas del Coco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tamarindo.

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Playa Hermosa
4.4

8
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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.
Shop till you drop at Lydia Beech Art Boutique and Tamarindo Farmers Market. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Prieta Beach (in Playa Prieta), Potrero Beach (in Playa Potrero) and Brasilito Beach (in Brasilito). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juanillo Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Las Baulas National Marine Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and trot along with Casagua Horses Tours.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip maker.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

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Potrero Beach
4.2

5
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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.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Barrigona Beach and Playa Carrillo. Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Nicoya (Barra Honda National Park & Church of San Blas), Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, Coconut Adventures, &more) and Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project (in Punta Islita). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Buena Vista, take a memorable tour with Wingnuts Canopy Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa Samara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tamarindo to Playa Samara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa.

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Playa Carrillo
4.7
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Barrigona Beach
4.7

5
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Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Hermosa and Spas & Wellness. Escape the urban bustle at Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve and Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Teresa: Curu National Wildlife Refuge (in Nicoya), Paquera (Playa Quesera & Playa Organos) and Tortuga Island (in Puntarenas). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carmen, head off the coast to Isla de Cabuya, take in the exciting artwork at Bri'ah Art Gallery, and see Zuma Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaco.

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Spas & Wellness
4.9
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Playa Hermosa
4.3
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Playa Carmen
4.4

6
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Jaco

Jaco ©
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.
Get outdoors at Carara National Park and Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jaco: Catedral de Puntarenas (in Puntarenas), Playa Bejuco (in Esterillos Este) and Palo Seco Beach (in Parrita). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herradura Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safari Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Do your shopping at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and El O'scars Galleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Isla Damas (in Puntarenas), Rainmaker Park (in Parrita) and Los Campesinos Reserve (in Quepos). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Espadilla Norte, walk around Parque Nahomi, trot along with a tour on horseback, and test your team's savvy at Costa Rica Escape Bus.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Uvita.

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Spas
4.7
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Safari Adventures
4.6

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.
Do your shopping at Magic Ananda and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. Get in touch with nature at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uvita: Butterfly Paradise of Osa (in Ciudad Cortes), Parque National Los Quetzales (in San Gerardo de Dota) and Kokopelli (in Sierpe). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, and stroll through Dominicalito Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uvita trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Drake Bay.

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Uvita Waterfall
4.3
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pineapple Tours
5.0
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Kokopelli
4.8

4
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Drake Bay

Relax by the water at Reserva Biologica Isla del Cano and Playa San Josecito. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Osa Wild. Explore Drake Bay's surroundings by going to Quebrada Cuervo (in Loma) and Osa Wildlife Sanctuary (in Puerto Jimenez).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Drake Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Drake Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

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Osa Wild
4.5

5
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Punta Uva Beach and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to go to Puerto Limon and see Playa Bonita, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Ceiba, take in the exciting artwork at Luluberlu Art Gallery, take a pleasant ride with Caribe Horse Riding Club, and kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel tool.

You can drive from Drake Bay to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Playa Cocles
4.5
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Punta Uva Beach
4.7

6
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bogarin Trail and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (in Cano Negro), El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory) and La Virgen (Kayaking & Canoeing & Tirimbina Biological Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and walk around Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online holiday builder.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rincon de La Vieja.

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Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
Explore hidden gems such as Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Rio Perdido. Escape the urban bustle at Sensoria Land of Senses and Rio Negro Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja trip builder tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rincon de La Vieja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Rio Perdido
4.6

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