10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

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10 days in Playa Samara, Manuel Antonio & Monteverde Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  17​h
1
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Montreal

3
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 16th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Kingfisher Sportfishing. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samara Beach and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Playa Samara is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in March, expect Playa Samara to be much warmer, temps between 94°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Playa Samara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like MidWorld Costa Rica and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Playa Samara to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Playa Samara in March, with highs in Manuel Antonio at 80°F and lows at 66°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planning website .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Zipline

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