15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly + shuttle:  21​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Belgrade

1
night
Tamarindo

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 2nd (Fri), explore and take pictures at Kingpin Sportfishing, then look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Avellana. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Conchal.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Tamarindo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Tamarindo is minus 7 hours. In February, Tamarindo is warmer than Belgrade - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

2
nights
Santa Teresa

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 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis and then kick back and relax at Playa Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa.

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Getting from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Uvita.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uvita day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars ©
Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online travel planner .

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Naturalist Michael Araya Flores
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

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.
On the 9th (Fri), trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Souvenir Rosewood, look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
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Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery
Souvenir Rosewood ©
Souvenir Rosewood

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Crazy Alex CR. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Hermosa, shop like a local with Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Monteverde to Playa Hermosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Playa Hermosa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Playas del Coco
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

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