22 days in Caribbean & Costa Rica Itinerary

22 days in Caribbean & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Santo Domingo, Fly to Oranjestad
2
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 4 nights
Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
3
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 4 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas. Change things up with a short trip to Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology in La Romana (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online travel planner.

London, UK to Punta Cana is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Punta Cana. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Punta Cana, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hoyo Azul
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Oranjestad, Aruba

When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Explore hidden gems such as Arashi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, explore the striking landscape at Natural Pool, and look for gifts at Monkey Joe's.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Punta Cana to Oranjestad in 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Oranjestad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Off-Road Tours
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Arashi Beach
4.6
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The Butterfly Farm
4.5

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monteverde online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Oranjestad to Monteverde by combination of flight and taxi takes about 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oranjestad to Monteverde. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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3
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ecotermales Fortuna and Sky Adventures Arenal Park. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Rio Chollin, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Sky Adventures Arenal Park ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Sky Adventures Arenal Park
4.7
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Hot Spring
Ecotermales Fortuna
4.6
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.5

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Monkey Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Guanacaste. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Tamarindo holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Parks
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Spas
4.7

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rainforest Adventures and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at White River, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness a stunning natural landmark at Firewater Mineral Healing Spring, and walk around Konoko Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tamarindo to Ocho Rios by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tamarindo to Ocho Rios. In July, daily temperatures in Ocho Rios can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7
White River ©
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White River
4.5

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