15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Jerusalem
+3
bus + Fly + bus + shuttle:  30​h
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Jerusalem

3
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.
Visiting Playa Chiquita and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Cocles and Nature Observatorio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: Veragua Rainforest Park (in Puerto Limon) and Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica (in Cahuita). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca itinerary builder tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio, Veragua Rainforest Park
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Oro Verde Biological Reserve, and look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uvita road trip planning tool .

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

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
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

3
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Rainmaker Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz.

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Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Quepos, Rainmaker Park
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Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park
Zipline
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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.
Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs. Explore hidden gems such as Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Los Lagos Hot Springs. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), identify plant and animal life at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Ecocentro Danaus, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Butterfly Conservatory
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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