6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Wilmington

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website.

Wilmington, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wilmington to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Manuel Antonio

— 1 night
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 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Monteverde

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monteverde trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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.