17 days in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Turrialba & Pavones Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Turrialba & Pavones Itinerary

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17 days in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Turrialba & Pavones Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  13 h
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Turrialba
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Pavones
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Toronto

6
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escapade Costa Rica Tours as well as Reef Runner Divers. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve and Redfrogteam Biological Station. Escape the urban bustle at Cahuita National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ceiba, look for gifts at Choco, and pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turrialba.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Cahuita National Park, Redfrogteam Biological Station
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Escapade Costa Rica Tours ©
Escapade Costa Rica Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at House of the Dreamer - Casa Del Sonador and then head outdoors with Costa Rica Experience. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Marta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Copal Reserve.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turrialba online day trip planner .

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Turrialba in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Turrialba are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Pavones.

Things to do in Turrialba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

House of the Dreamer - Casa Del Sonador, El Copal Reserve, Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Marta
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House of the Dreamer - Casa Del Sonador ©

7
nights
Pavones

Pavones ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Pavones and Golfito National Wildlife Refuge. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Preciosa and Zamia Wildlife Refuge. Explore Pavones' surroundings by going to Finca Morpho (in Puerto Jimenez), Paradise Tropical Gardens (in Rio Claro) and Golfito (Piedras Blancas National Park, Cataratas y Senderos Avellan, & more).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pavones travel route planner.

Getting from Turrialba to Pavones by car takes about 7.5 hours. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pavones

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Golfito, Puerto Jimenez, Paradise Tropical Gardens
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Playa Pavones ©
Playa Pavones
Piedras Blancas National Park ©
Piedras Blancas National Park
Golfito National Wildlife Refuge ©
Golfito National Wildlife Refuge