5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
To see ratings and tourist information, read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary tool .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Vara Blanca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Vara Blanca. Expect little chillier evenings in Vara Blanca when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

1
night
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 10th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
On the 11th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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