13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  26​h
1
Nosara
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem


2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Barrigona Beach, identify plant and animal life at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, and then try for a hole-in-one at Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, and then view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nosara day trip planning app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Nosara is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Jerusalem in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Nosara: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Barrigona Beach
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Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uvita itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Nosara to Uvita in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

3
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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Biesanz make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices or Meli Melo Boutique. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planning app .

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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Zipline
Spas & Wellness
Meli Melo Boutique ©
Meli Melo Boutique

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Conservatory and Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens. Kids will appreciate attractions like Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, hike along Ecocentro Danaus, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning app .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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