15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Herradura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Hamilton, Bermuda

3
days
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lydia Beech Art and Papaya Con Leche. Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Flamingo and see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by EK Art Jewelry and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo sightseeing planner.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Tamarindo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hamilton to Tamarindo. While traveling from Hamilton, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tamarindo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Azul Profundo Boutique ©
Azul Profundo Boutique

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uvita trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tamarindo to Uvita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Playa Biesanz. Head to Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and Beso Loco Boutique de Playafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Meli Melo Boutique, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Herradura.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Meli Melo Boutique
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
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Playa Biesanz

1
day
Herradura

Herradura ©
On the 14th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Herradura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Herradura

#Museums

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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts
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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Paradise Hot Springs. The adventure continues: hike along Ecocentro Danaus and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Herradura to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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