6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  7​h
1
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
San Jose
— 1 night
End: San Jose

2
nights
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
On the 13th (Mon), stroll through Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at El Viejo Wetlands.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip itinerary tool .

San Jose to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from San Jose in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

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 15th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Leo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip tool .

You can drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
San Jose

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 17th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then shop like a local with Multiplaza.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Multiplaza, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
River Rafting & Tubing
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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