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
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport

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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 your second day here, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, then view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Durham, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste vacation builder.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.