15 days in Costa Rica & Roatan Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica & Roatan Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica & Roatan Itinerary

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Fly:  16​h
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  9​h
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

1
day
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Playa Hermosa ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Playa Hermosa route planner.

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis to Playa Hermosa is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Basseterre to Playa Hermosa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Basseterre, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Playa Hermosa, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

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Shark Diving
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Shark Diving

3
days
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Spas & Wellness. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa Flamingo (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Avellana and admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo planner .

You can drive from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Carmen, then explore and take pictures at Sunrise Ranch, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Teresa route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunrise Ranch
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Uvita, Costa Rica

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 28th (Sat), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Spas & Wellness
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

1
day
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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 30th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz, and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio route maker app .

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Spas & Wellness

3
days
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karma Jewelry Design and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll get in some beach time at West Bay Beach and Tabyana Beach. There's much more to do: stop by Roatan Rum Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Roatan trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Manuel Antonio to Roatan in 9 hours. Traveling from Manuel Antonio in May, expect Roatan to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Sandy Bay Beach ©
Sandy Bay Beach

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