7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  16 h
End: Seattle

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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 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita ©
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, then stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uvita trip maker website.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Butterfly Conservatory, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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