11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
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 17th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Playa Chiquita, and then stroll through Punta Uva Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Tarantulas Way, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cocles.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca tour planner .

You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

3
nights
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.
Visiting Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Arenal Wilberth Stables. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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