7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playas del Coco
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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaco
— 2 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, then stop by Lis Umana Beachwear, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alessandra Cola Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip site.

Boise, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Playas del Coco is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, then hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at The Captain's Booty.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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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 26th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then browse the exhibits of Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jaco trip builder site.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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.