In only a few days in Costa Rica, one can experience a vast range of landscapes and hundreds of species of wildlife while coming into intimate contact with nature. Here's some inspiration for a shorter trip, and where to eat along the way.
Day 1 - Cocles
Get to know your wild neighbors in the jungle with a morning visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center in Cocles. Make sure not to miss a dinner at Puerto Viejo's best Italian restaurant, La Pecora Nera.
Cocles, Costa Rica
Day 2 -
Head just a bit south of Puerto Viejo and stop at Miss Holly's Kitchen in Play Chiquita for breakfast, then continue down the road til it ends in Manzanillo. Hire a guide to tour the immense park, or explore the marked path and beautiful beaches.
, Costa Rica
Day 3 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo
Have coffee with locals and people watch at Pan Pay before heading just north of town to Finca La Isla's bptanical garden tour, al ovely way to spend the day. Hang out on Pay Negra after.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
tel: 2750 0081
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Day 4 - San Jose
Mnay tour operators, like Exploradores, will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Viejo, take you rafting for the day, with an included lunch break, and bring you to your next hotel in San Jose. AN excellent way to make your way back to the city.
San Jose, Costa Rica