8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  8 h
1
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at Organik Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, then look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Tamarindo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uvita Beach and Cascada Pavon - Waterfall in Costa Rica. Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Santa Lucia Falls will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Hacienda Baru Lodge and look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Uvita day trip planning app.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Uvita in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Cascada Pavon - Waterfall in Costa Rica
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Santa Lucia Falls ©
Santa Lucia Falls
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru Lodge ©
Hacienda Baru Lodge

3
nights
Manuel Antonio

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.
On the 27th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Espadilla Norte and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at MidWorld Costa Rica.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Espadilla Norte
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Playa Espadilla Norte ©
Playa Espadilla Norte
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
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MidWorld Costa Rica

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