7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Austin
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Jaco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Austin

1
day
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jaco tour planning website .

Austin, USA to Jaco is an approximately 11-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uvita travel planner .

You can drive from Jaco to Uvita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach

3
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Wilberth Stables and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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