6 days in Alajuela, La Fortuna de San Carlos & San Jose Itinerary

6 days in Alajuela, La Fortuna de San Carlos & San Jose Itinerary

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6 days in Alajuela, La Fortuna de San Carlos & San Jose Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Alajuela
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Alajuela

Alajuela ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Ave, then get engrossed in the history at Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, and then stroll through Parque Juan Santamaria.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alajuela trip planner.

New York City, USA to Alajuela is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Alajuela to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Alajuela

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoo Ave ©
Zoo Ave
Parque Juan Santamaria ©
Parque Juan Santamaria

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.
La Fortuna Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then admire the natural beauty at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
night
San Jose

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Jose online trip maker .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Chieton Moren ©
Chieton Moren

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