5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  2​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Uvita
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: San Jose

1
night
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 28th (Thu), hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, and then view the masterpieces at Wood and Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation builder tool .

San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a shuttle; or drive. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Museums
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Los Lagos Hot Springs ©
Los Lagos Hot Springs

3
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hacienda Baru. Do your shopping at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uvita road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dominical, Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices
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Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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