6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
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Vara Blanca
— Few hours
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
4
Bijagua de Upala
— Few hours
5
Tamarindo
— 1 night
6
Playa Conchal
— Few hours
7
Monteverde
— 1 night
8
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Doka Estate Coffee Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then take in the local highlights with Doka Estate Coffee Tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Poas Volcano National Park road trip site.

San Jose to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1
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Walking tour
Doka Estate Coffee Tour
4.4

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Vara Blanca

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca tour planner.

Vara Blanca is just a short distance from Poas Volcano National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ecotermales Fortuna, La Fortuna Waterfall and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, then stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, then get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder site.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bijagua de Upala.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
3.5
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Hot Spring
Ecotermales Fortuna
4.6

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Bijagua de Upala

Bijagua de Upala
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tenorio National Park.

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Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Bijagua de Upala in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Bijagua de Upala

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

1
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tamarindo Beach as well as Playa Avellana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo travel planning site.

Getting from Bijagua de Upala to Tamarindo by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal ©
You've now added Playa Conchal to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Playa Conchal.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Conchal day trip website.

Playa Conchal is very close to Tamarindo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monteverde road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Conchal to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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