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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: San Jose

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Hot Springs and Los Lagos Hot Springs. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), trek along Ecocentro Danaus, explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves, and stroll through Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory
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Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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