8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio.

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New York City, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 5th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

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Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

1
night
Manuel Antonio

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 6th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

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Getting from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Poas Volcano National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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