4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip itinerary builder

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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Vara Blanca
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Playa Flamingo
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 2 nights
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 17th (Wed), stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary website.

Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Vara Blanca

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vara Blanca online itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature
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Playa Flamingo

— 1 night

White Beach

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Playa Conchal and then add some fun to your beach time Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa Flamingo vacation builder app.

Getting from Vara Blanca to Playa Flamingo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
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.