15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+3
Train + Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  18 h 45 min
1
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Uvita
— 3 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
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Train:  19 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Manuel Antonio and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Rainmaker Park. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Parque Nahomi, and stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio online holiday planner.

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of train, flight, bus, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from London to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rainmaker Park, Parque Nahomi, Horseback Riding Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Ventanas and Uvita Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Nauyaca Waterfalls, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uvita trip builder site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
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 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary maker website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature Observatorio, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
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 Wilberth Stables. Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip app.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

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

2
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire all the interesting features of Playa Danta, and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online holiday planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Danta
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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