7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playas del Coco
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Portland International Jetport


Playas del Coco

— 1 night

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.
Deep Blue Diving Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with Deep Blue Diving Adventures, and then stop by Cata Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playas del Coco trip itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland to Playas del Coco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.

Getting from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Monteverde travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife

Costa Rica travel guide

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.