5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Indianapolis
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Playa Hermosa
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h
Indianapolis

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then trek along Ecocentro Danaus, and then have fun at Perdido Springs.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker website .

Indianapolis, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
day
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo online travel planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playa Hermosa.

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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Hermosa online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Hermosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Playa Hermosa can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Mon).

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