6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
1
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal


1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo day trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect Tamarindo to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Spas
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
night
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 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall and then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uvita online itinerary planner .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip builder .

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Meli Melo Boutique ©
Meli Melo Boutique

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