11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  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
+3
Bus + Foot + 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online visit planner.

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. 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) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, stroll through 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. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uvita road trip site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca tour itinerary app.

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

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cahuita
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La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita ©
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Volcano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Wilberth Stables. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary planner.

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 car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

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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