15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  17​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Conservatory and Ecocentro Danaus. Explore hidden gems such as Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Onirica Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, get a taste of the local shopping with Wood & Art Gallery, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday maker site .

Frankfurt, Germany to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Frankfurt to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Biesanz and Playa Manuel Antonio. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. It doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio travel 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 May in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Uvita.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda, then stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, then identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall and then explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uvita trip maker app .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ecological Sanctuary and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Elena Skywalk and The Bat Jungle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and shuttle from Uvita to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

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