60 days in Dominical, Uvita & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

60 days in Dominical, Uvita & Manuel Antonio Itinerary

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Dominical
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Uvita
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Manuel Antonio
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Dominical — 12 nights

The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Get in touch with nature at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Dominical: Savegre River (in Savegre), Savegre Reserve (in Cartago) and San Gerardo de Dota (Parque National Los Quetzales & Batsu). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Playa Matapalo, take in the natural beauty of Eco Termales, and look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dominical trip maker website.

San Jose to Dominical is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. You will leave for Uvita on the 8th (Sun).
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Uvita — 15 nights

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 Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Kokopelli (in Sierpe), Ciudad Cortes (Butterfly Paradise of Osa & San Buenas Golf Resort and Spa) and El Sitio Museo Finca 6 (in Palmar Norte). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, view the masterpieces at Magic Ananda, hike along Locos por el Bosque, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uvita route planner.

Uvita is very close to Dominical. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio — 32 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Visiting Playa Manuel Antonio and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Puntarenas (Isla Damas & Sky Mountain Canopy), Tarcoles (Tarcoles Bridge & Croclandia & The American Crocodile Sanctuary) and Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Mirador de Jaco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio Hot Springs, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip builder.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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