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

Start: San Jose
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Jose
— 6 nights
End: San Jose

1
night
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

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Precolumbian Gold Museum and Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque La Sabana.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose day trip tool .

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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