7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and Natura Eco Park Costa Rica will get you outdoors. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to Cerro Plano and see Art House, which is approximately 3 hours away. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planning app.

Washington DC, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 6th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique, then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

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.