5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

San Jose
bus + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
San Jose

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio visit planner.

San Jose to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas & Wellness

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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Namu and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Frogs Heaven. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Ruins of the Church of Carthage, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Jose online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Jose are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Cartago, Frogs Heaven, Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum
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