5 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

5 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  11​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
El Castillo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
Newark

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs and then identify plant and animal life at Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, then take in the exciting artwork at Wood and Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool

Newark, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to El Castillo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Los Lagos Hot Springs ©
Los Lagos Hot Springs

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El Castillo

El Castillo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then stop by Souvenir Rosewood, and finally take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read El Castillo day trip site

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo takes an hour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in El Castillo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Elena, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park ©
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk