11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in June; daily highs in Playas del Coco reach 90°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Playa Hermosa
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) and Onirica Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and trek along Ecocentro Danaus.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip site .

Getting from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Hacienda Baru and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uvita trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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