15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  15​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get in touch with nature at Ecocentro Danaus and Venado Caves. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel route planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Venado Caves, Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Biesanz and Rainmaker Park. There's more to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hacienda Baru, look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uvita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 19th (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): shop like a local with Arte Jaguar Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Zipline

2
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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Papaya Con Leche, then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and finally stop by Tamarindo Jaime Peligro Book Store. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Conchal.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip maker .

Drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Playa Conchal
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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