8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Uvita
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Seattle

3
days
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
A tour of Manuel Antonio National Park reveals one of Costa Rica's most impressive areas in terms of natural beauty and biodiversity.
Take a break from the city and head to MidWorld Costa Rica and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. Go for a jaunt from Manuel Antonio to Parrita to see Rainmaker Park about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio tour itinerary website .

Seattle, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Manuel Antonio. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: high temperatures in Manuel Antonio hover around 82°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainmaker Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Accommodations
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hacienda Baru and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Uvita Beach, look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uvita travel planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Uvita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dominical, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Hacienda Baru
Hacienda Baru
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

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