10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Playas del Coco
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Ecocentro Danaus, then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary tool .

Kalamazoo, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. On the next day, stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Hacienda Baru, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita online journey planner .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Hacienda Baru
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Uvita to Tamarindo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. June in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Spas, #Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Azul Profundo Boutique ©
Azul Profundo Boutique

1
day
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 13th (Wed), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Playas del Coco planner .

Drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Playas del Coco are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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