5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Playas del Coco
— 1 day
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
3
Puntarenas
— 1 night
4
Tamarindo
— 1 night

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Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©

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.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco vacation planning tool.

New York City, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bogarin Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Puntarenas.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise 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.
Arenas Travel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Arenas Travel and then discover the deep blue sea with Calypso Cruises.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puntarenas trip itinerary app.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puntarenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Puntarenas

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

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo road trip planning site.

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

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Off-Road Tours

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