15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Montreal

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Marino Ballena National Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uvita trip itinerary builder site .

Montreal, Canada to Uvita is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Uvita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park and then get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla.

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You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Hot Springs and Galeria Estudio. Visiting Ecocentro Danaus and Arenal Natura Ecological Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, delve into the lush surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning tool .

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 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk, identify plant and animal life at Valle Escondido Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip builder .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Valle Escondido Preserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve
Chorotega Arts & Crafts ©
Chorotega Arts & Crafts

2
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall, then take in the exciting artwork at Koss Art Gallery, and finally stroll through Playa Carrillo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Barrigona Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Garza.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playa Samara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Garza, Playa Carrillo
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Playa Carrillo ©
Playa Carrillo
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

3
nights
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 19th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands and then kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Playas del Coco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Avellana, Playa Hermosa, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

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