15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
5
Uvita
— 2 nights
6
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
7
Jaco
— 2 nights

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Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, and then stop by Lis Umana Beachwear. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip builder website.

Bozeman, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bozeman to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes ©
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, then stroll through Monkey Park, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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Lydia Beech Art Boutique ©
Lydia Beech Art Boutique
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Bogarin Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, then take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Getting from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Los Lagos Hot Springs ©
Los Lagos Hot Springs

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©

Walaba

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 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then pick up some local products at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Caribe Horse Riding Club and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary site.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Caribe Horse Riding Club ©
Caribe Horse Riding Club

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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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see Pineapple Tours. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uvita road trip site.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pineapple Tours ©
Pineapple Tours
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take an exotic tour of Safari Adventures. On your second day here, stroll through Rainmaker Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip maker site.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
Safari Adventures ©
Safari Adventures
Horseback Riding Tours

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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 (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco day trip site.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Horseback Riding Tours
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

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