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.
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Jose vacation builder.

Miami, USA to San Jose is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in May, expect San Jose to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 68°F. You will leave for El Castillo on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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El Castillo

El Castillo
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) has been added to your itinerary.

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Explore your travel options from San Jose to El Castillo with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa and then have a few drinks at El Garito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): see Beach & Pool Crawl.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo tour planner.

Explore your travel options from El Castillo to Tamarindo with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Tamarindo are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll set off for San Jose on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Nightlife, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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San Jose

San Jose
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Jose tour planner.

You can fly from Tamarindo to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tamarindo in May: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 81°F and lows are around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in San Jose

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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