8 days in Manuel Antonio & San Jose Itinerary

8 days in Manuel Antonio & San Jose Itinerary

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8 days in Manuel Antonio & San Jose Itinerary

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

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Manuel Antonio. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

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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 in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

6
days
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.
Cocos Island National Park has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Precolumbian Gold Museum and Galeria Namu. When in San Jose, make a side trip to see Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) in Cartago, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque La Sabana, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

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Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Cocos Island National Park, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), Irazu Volcano National Park
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Cocos Island National Park ©
Cocos Island National Park
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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