10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Boston
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Jaco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Boston

1
day
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaco trip itinerary app .

Boston, USA to Jaco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Jaco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and finally stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Uvita holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Jaco to Uvita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 9th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chiquita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Observatorio and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

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You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nature Observatorio
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wood & Art Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Tabacon Hot Springs and Paradise Hot Springs. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to El Castillo and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), and take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online day trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, 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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