15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Frankfurt

2
days
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, then admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Cocles and then kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Frankfurt in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Cahuita
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

1
day
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 20th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tamarindo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tamarindo: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Potrero Beach, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas & Wellness

1
day
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 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip site .

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 on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro Verde Biological Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uvita tour planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

2
days
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 25th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo to see Arenal Eco Zoo about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through Ecocentro Danaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Onirica Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

El Castillo, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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