7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle

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day
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

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Seattle, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uvita trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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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night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and then shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

Getting from Uvita to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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