7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Uvita
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  12​h
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.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo road trip site .

Montreal, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Tamarindo due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ventanas, and finally look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Uvita trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Uvita in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dominical, Photography Tours, Playa Ventanas
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Photography Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Onirica Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip website .

You can drive from Uvita to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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