5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  5​h
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
El Castillo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
San Jose
— Few hours
Fly + tram:  7​h
Miami

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San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
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Miami, USA to San Jose is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Jose is minus 1 hour. In May, San Jose is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to El Castillo.

Things to do in San Jose

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El Castillo

El Castillo
You've now added Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

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Drive from San Jose to El Castillo in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Tamarindo on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in El Castillo

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Hermosa, El Garito and Beach & Pool Crawl. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa and then hob nob with the locals at El Garito. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Beach & Pool Crawl.

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Getting from El Castillo to Tamarindo by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Nightlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
El Garito ©
El Garito

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San Jose

San Jose
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Getting from Tamarindo to San Jose by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Tamarindo in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Jose: highs are around 81°F and lows about 68°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in San Jose

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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