10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

San Jose
Drive:  2​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Jose

3
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tabacon Hot Springs, Ecoterra Costa Rica and Paradise Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ecological Sanctuary and Arenal Wilberth Stables. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park and look for gifts at Souvenir Leo.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos travel itinerary planner .

San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll set off for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Ecological Sanctuary
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Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecoterra Costa Rica ©
Ecoterra Costa Rica

5
days
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Take a break from the city and head to Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens and Puerto Viejo Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and La Ceiba. Explore Puerto Viejo de Talamanca's surroundings by going to Mercado Municipal (in Puerto Limon) and Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica (in Cahuita). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cahuita, Puerto Limon, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

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