9 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Jaco Itinerary

9 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Jaco Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Jaco
— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Onirica Art Gallery and Galeria Estudio. Escape the urban bustle at Tabacon Hot Springs and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Get out of town with these interesting La Fortuna de San Carlos side-trips: La Virgen (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, stroll through Bogarin Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Visit Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Linda for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Palo Seco Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Jaco with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Quepos, about 2h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, explore the galleries of Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, enjoy the sand and surf at Jaco Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaco trip maker.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips