11 days in Manuel Antonio & Jaco Itinerary

11 days in Manuel Antonio & Jaco Itinerary

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Start: Manuel Antonio
1
Manuel Antonio
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jaco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Manuel Antonio

7
nights
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.
You've added El Santuario Canopy Adventure Tour, Manuel Antonio Catamaran Adventures, Nauyaca Waterfalls, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla Norte. Head to Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and The Captain's Bootyfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarcoles Bridge (in Tarcoles) and Dominical (Parasailing & Paragliding, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, witness a stunning natural landmark at Manuel Antonio Hot Springs, take in the waterfront at Marina Pez Vela, and stroll through Playas Gemelas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Dominical, Tarcoles Bridge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
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Rancho Tipico Don Juan

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jose's Crocodile River Tour as well as ATV Backcountry Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding. Head to Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and Sarah's Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Jaco to Puntarenas to see Catedral de Puntarenas about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Jimmy T's Provisions, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Zukia Art Gallery, and make a trip to Mirador de Jaco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jaco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Jaco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Herradura, Jose's Crocodile River Tour, Catedral de Puntarenas, Sarah's Gallery
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Zipline
ATV Backcountry Tours ©
ATV Backcountry Tours
Jose's Crocodile River Tour ©
Jose's Crocodile River Tour

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