5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Cleveland
Fly + bus + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rincon de La Vieja
— Few hours
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
Cleveland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Cleveland, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rincon de La Vieja.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sensoria Land of Senses and then get impressive views of Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

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Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rincon de La Vieja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Rincon de La Vieja sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

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Rincon de La Vieja National Park
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Sensoria Land of Senses ©
Sensoria Land of Senses

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rincon de La Vieja to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
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