8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  14​h
Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Uvita
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Birmingham

1
day
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 5th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Teresa route planning website .

Birmingham, USA to Santa Teresa is an approximately 14-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uvita.

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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
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.
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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Spas & Wellness. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shop like a local with Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, and stop by Meli Melo Boutique.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio road trip tool .

You can drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Side Trip

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

1
day
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 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner .

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. On the 11th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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