4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 1 day
Drive
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

San Jose to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Monteverde

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 28th (Sat): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monteverde journey planning website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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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 29th (Sun), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall and then soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.