5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
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Puntarenas
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork 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 see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route website.

New York City, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puntarenas.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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Puntarenas

Puntarenas ©

Pacific Pearl

A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arenas Travel. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Arenas Travel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puntarenas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puntarenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Puntarenas

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Arenas Travel ©
Arenas Travel

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
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 (Sat): stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo itinerary planner.

Drive from Puntarenas to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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