10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+4
subway + bus + Fly + bus + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Visiting Venado Caves and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Canopy San Luis, soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, and shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Uvita Beach. Get outdoors at Hacienda Baru and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uvita holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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Dominical
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru

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 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio travel route site .

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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