14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  20​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Casablanca


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 River Rafting & Tubing and Paradise Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ecocentro Danaus and Onirica Art Gallery. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online road trip planner .

Casablanca, Morocco to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Casablanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

3
nights
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 River Rafting & Tubing and Playa Biesanz. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio day trip planning tool .

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 August, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Nature & Wildlife 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 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Uvita road trip app .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, then stop by Hummingbird Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ecological Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Frog Pond.

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You can 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 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 23rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Monkey Park and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo online route planner .

Drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. August in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Spas & Wellness

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