9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h
1
Nosara
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Uvita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, identify plant and animal life at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, then identify plant and animal life at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nosara tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nosara is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Nosara reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Nosara

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Spas
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro Verde Biological Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uvita online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Nosara to Uvita takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio attractions planning app .

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), and then view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

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