8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
2
Uvita
— Few hours
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights

2
nights
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), take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Teresa planner.

Birmingham, USA to Santa Teresa is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uvita trip maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

3
nights
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 out of the city life by going to Playa Manuel Antonio and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Meli Melo Boutique. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and relax in the rural setting at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Ecocentro Danaus, thenhike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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