11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  20​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  5​h
4
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

3
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.
Get outdoors at Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Wood & Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo to see Butterfly Conservatory about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, and get outside with Salto.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker .

Warsaw, Poland to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Warsaw to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Walking tours
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Ventanas. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, then stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uvita online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): browse the exhibits of MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Uvita to Playa Samara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours

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