8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Chocorart, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chiquita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita
Chocorart ©
Chocorart

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Hot Springs and Los Lagos Hot Springs. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online route planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Santa Teresa

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.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Teresa road trip planning website .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Santa Teresa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 26th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, then stop by EK Art Jewelry, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Santa Teresa to Tamarindo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 27th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
EK Art Jewelry ©
EK Art Jewelry

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