4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Liberia
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Playa Flamingo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Liberia

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner .

Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

few
hours
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

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You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Vara Blanca can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks
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1
night
Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo ©
The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Playa Conchal and then take a memorable tour with Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Playa Flamingo tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Playa Flamingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vara Blanca in January: high temperatures in Playa Flamingo hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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