9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Escazu
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Cahuita
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Puerto Limon
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Escazu
— 4 nights
End: Escazu

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nights
Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at The Jungle Breeze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Talamanca Family Art and then get to know the fascinating history of Nature Park Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cahuita holiday planner.

Escazu to Cahuita is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Escazu to Cahuita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Escazu in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Cahuita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Cahuita

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Puerto Limon, Talamanca Family Art, Nature Park Walk
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The Jungle Breeze ©
The Jungle Breeze
Talamanca Family Art ©
Talamanca Family Art

2
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Cocles. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Luluberlu Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca vacation trip planner.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is just a stone's throw from Cahuita. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

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hours
Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jungle Breeze, identify plant and animal life at Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Limon online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puerto Limon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Puerto Limon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Escazu.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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The Jungle Breeze ©
The Jungle Breeze
Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

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nights
Escazu

Escazu ©
Escazú, officially San Miguel de Escazú, is the capital city of the canton of Escazú in the province of San José in Costa Rica. Take a break from the city and head to Juan Castro Blanco National Park and Reserva Biologica Carara. Step off the beaten path and head to Tirimbina Biological Reserve and Metal Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escazu: Zoo Ave (in Alajuela) and Los Chorros Waterfalls (in Grecia). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, and relax in the rural setting at Organic Paradise Tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Escazu vacation planner.

You can drive from Puerto Limon to Escazu in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Limon in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Escazu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Escazu

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grecia, Organic Paradise Tour, Reserva Biologica Carara, Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Zoo Ave
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Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve
Zoo Ave ©
Zoo Ave
Organic Paradise Tour ©
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