11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

London
Fly:  18​h
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ballena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cahuita
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
London

1
day
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens has been added to your itinerary.

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London, UK to Vara Blanca is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Vara Blanca is minus 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Vara Blanca reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

1
day
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Canopy San Luis
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

2
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.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toBallena.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

1
day
Ballena

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Ballena takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cahuita.

Things to do in Ballena

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens and then stroll through Puerto Viejo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and then identify plant and animal life at Veragua Rainforest Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cahuita trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ballena to Cahuita in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ballena to Cahuita is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Cahuita are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cahuita

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Veragua Rainforest Park, Puerto Viejo Beach, Playa Cocles
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica ©
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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