14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Nottingham


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 River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Ecocentro Danaus and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, get a taste of the local shopping with Onirica Art Gallery, and contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano).

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner .

Nottingham, UK to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Playa Manuel Antonio. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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Zipline
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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. Visiting Uvita Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uvita planner .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): stroll through The Bat Jungle, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Do a combination of bus and shuttle from Uvita to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Zipline

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