60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playas del Coco
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Playas del Coco
— 5 nights
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Tamarindo
— 8 nights
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Playa Samara
— 5 nights
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Santa Teresa
— 5 nights
Bus to Malpais, Ferry to Jaco
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Jaco
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uvita
— 7 nights
Drive
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Drake Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 6 nights
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 4 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

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Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Get outdoors at Playa Hermosa and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cataratas Llanos de Cortes and Playa Rajada. Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Liberia (Costa Rica Private Tours, Tio Leo Coffee Tour, &more) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Crazy Alex CR, and stop by Lis Umana Beachwear.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco online route planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Playas del Coco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

8
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Shop till you drop at Lydia Beech Art Boutique and La Galeria Centro de Arte. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Potrero Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Prieta Beach (in Playa Prieta), Brasilito Beach (in Brasilito) and San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, stroll through Monkey Park, and explore the striking landscape of Diria National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 24:

5
nights
Playa Samara

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Barrigona Beach and Playa Buena Vista. Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, Coconut Adventures, &more), Nicoya (Barra Honda National Park & Church of San Blas) and Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project (in Punta Islita). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carrillo, get interesting insight from Tours, and catch all the local highlights with Wingnuts Canopy Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Playa Samara trip planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

5
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Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Hermosa and Isla de Cabuya. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Carmen and Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Teresa: Paquera (Playa Quesera & Playa Organos), Tortuga Island (in Puntarenas) and Curu National Wildlife Refuge (in Nicoya). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Zuma Tours, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Bri'ah Art Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Teresa trip itinerary website.

Drive from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

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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.
Get outdoors at Carara National Park and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palo Seco Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jaco: Puntarenas (Catedral de Puntarenas & Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa), Playa Bejuco (in Esterillos Este) and El Toledo Coffee Tour (in Atenas). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Tarcoles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jaco vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safari Adventures and Skydive Costa Rica. Do your shopping at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and El O'scars Galleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Isla Damas (in Puntarenas), Los Campesinos Reserve (in Quepos) and Rainmaker Park (in Parrita). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Espadilla Norte, walk around Parque Nahomi, trot along with a tour on horseback, and test your team's savvy at Costa Rica Escape Bus.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

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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.
Do your shopping at Magic Ananda and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. Get in touch with nature at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uvita: Parque National Los Quetzales (in San Gerardo de Dota), Kokopelli (in Sierpe) and Butterfly Paradise of Osa (in Ciudad Cortes). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, soothe aching muscles at Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio, ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dominicalito Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uvita vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:

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Drake Bay

Relax by the water at Reserva Biologica Isla del Cano and Playa San Josecito. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Quebrada Cuervo. Explore Drake Bay's surroundings by going to Puerto Jimenez (Osa Wild & Osa Wildlife Sanctuary).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Drake Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Drake Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Walaba

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Punta Uva Beach and Playa Cocles. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to go to Puerto Limon and see Playa Bonita, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with Caribe Horse Riding Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ara Manzanillo, admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Getting from Drake Bay to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

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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.
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bogarin Trail and Paradise Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (in Cano Negro), La Virgen (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, &more) and El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), trek along Arenal 1968 Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves.

Take the guesswork out of planning a La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

4
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Rincon de La Vieja

Explore hidden gems such as Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Rio Perdido. Escape the urban bustle at Sensoria Land of Senses and Rio Negro Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja trip builder tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rincon de La Vieja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Costa Rica travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.