60 days in Dominical, Uvita & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

60 days in Dominical, Uvita & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose
Bus:  2 h 45 min
1
Dominical
— 12 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Uvita
— 15 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 32 nights
Bus:  3 h
End: San Jose

12
nights
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Get in touch with nature at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Dominical: San Gerardo de Dota (Parque National Los Quetzales & Batsu Birding & Photography Gardens), Eco Termales (in Quepos) and Savegre River (in Savegre). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Matapalo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Dominicalito Beach.

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San Jose to Dominical is an approximately 3- hour bus ride. You can also drive. You'll set off for Uvita on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Dominical

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gerardo de Dota, Quepos, Savegre Reserve, Cerro de la Muerte, Savegre River
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

15
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and Uvita Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uvita: Ciudad Cortes (Osa Santuario de Animales, Butterfly Paradise of Osa, &more), El Sitio Museo Finca 6 (in Palmar Norte) and Kokopelli (in Sierpe). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Quebrada Cuervo, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uvita route planner.

Uvita is very close to Dominical. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ciudad Cortes, Locos por el Bosque, El Sitio Museo Finca 6, Quebrada Cuervo, Cascada Pavon - Waterfall in Costa Rica
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Kokopelli ©
Kokopelli

32
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Manuel Antonio and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Zukia Art Gallery, &more), Puntarenas (Isla Damas & Sky Mountain Canopy) and Tarcoles (Tarcoles Bridge & Croclandia & The American Crocodile Sanctuary). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Biesanz, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Playas Gemelas, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos, Herradura, Esterillos Este, Parrita
Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 24:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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