6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Dominical
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
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Dominical

The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

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San Jose to Dominical is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Dominical

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jaco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dominical to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 9th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see Off-Road Tours, and then stop by Souvenir Guanacaste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jaco to Tamarindo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and then stop by Lis Umana Beachwear.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playas del Coco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.