14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Santiago de Compostela
Fly:  20​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Uvita
— 3 nights
bus + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Santiago de Compostela

4
days
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 Butterfly Conservatory and Tabacon Hot Springs. Step off the beaten path and head to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Paradise Hot Springs. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner .

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Manuel Antonio. Step off the beaten path and head to Rainmaker Park and Spas & Wellness. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Rainmaker Park
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Hacienda Baru and Uvita Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uvita trip itinerary app .

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 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

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

2
days
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.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and shuttle from Uvita to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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