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 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Playa Conchal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: San Jose

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Guides. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Guides. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
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Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cesar Adventure.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa Conchal trip builder app .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Conchal in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

#Nature, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Cesar Adventure, Bahia Artshop
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