5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Playas del Coco
— 1 night


La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Natura Eco Park Costa Rica and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, see Off-Road Tours, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation builder website.

Roanoke, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Roanoke to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Playas del Coco

— 1 night

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco journey site.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Tours
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Costa Rica travel guide

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.