7 days in San Jose & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

7 days in San Jose & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

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1
San Jose
— 3 nights
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, and finally stroll around Parque La Sabana.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Jose travel planner.

Dallas, USA to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in San Jose at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Museums Scenic Drive
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Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Photography Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Jaco (Mirador de Jaco & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip site.

You can drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Jaco
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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