14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Bocas Town, Isla Colon
Ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Turrucares
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  30​min
4
Playa Flamingo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Paris

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Ceiba and Playa Negra. Get outdoors at Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, relax in the rural setting at Finca Tierra, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanillo Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca driving holiday planning site .

Bocas Town, Panama to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 2-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bocas Town to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Turrucares.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Manzanillo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Turrucares

Turrucares ©
Turrucares is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turrucares online trip maker .

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Turrucares by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Tamarindo on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Turrucares

Parks Wildlife
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Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center ©
Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

3
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 29th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then step aboard Kingpin Sportfishing. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and then kick back and relax at Playa Manzanillo.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turrucares to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Manzanillo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Manzanillo ©
Playa Manzanillo

2
nights
Playa Flamingo

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playas del coco. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Danta and Playa Dantita. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Los Piratas de Flamingo. Explore Playa Flamingo's surroundings by going to Playas del Coco (Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts & Lis Umana Beachwear) and Four Seasons Golf Club (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Pesca Deportiva.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Playa Flamingo online route planner .

Playa Flamingo is just a short distance from Tamarindo. In December in Playa Flamingo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Las Catalinas, Kayaking & Canoeing, Playas del coco, Four Seasons Golf Club
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Playa Dantita ©
Playa Dantita
Playa Danta ©
Playa Danta

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