27 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

27 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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27 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  13​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Uvita
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Playas del Coco
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

4
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pura Aventura and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa Flamingo, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and get your game on at Bolas Locas Mini Golf.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June, Tamarindo is somewhat warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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 5th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carmen.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

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

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hacienda Baru. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda, kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, and stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Uvita trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Dominical
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, look for gifts at Meli Melo Boutique, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline
Spas & Wellness

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecocentro Danaus and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
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 off the beaten path and head to Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) and Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Monteverde holiday app .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Zipline

3
nights
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Playa Hermosa Turismo Rural Comunitario. Take a break from Playas del Coco with a short trip to Zipline in Liberia, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, take in the exciting artwork at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Monteverde to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Playas del Coco are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa, Zipline
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Shark Diving
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Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©

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