10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Uvita
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Biesanz. Visiting Rainmaker Park and Playa Manuel Antonio will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica and experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio attractions website .

New York City, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Manuel Antonio is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Manuel Antonio hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Rainmaker Park
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

2
days
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 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Hacienda Baru, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uvita road trip app .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Los Lagos Hot Springs and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paradise Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, and trek along Ecocentro Danaus.

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Getting from Uvita to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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