6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Cahuita
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark


1
night
Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cocles and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chiquita. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and then identify plant and animal life at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cahuita visit site .

Newark, USA to Cahuita is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Cahuita are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are much hotter (82°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder .

Getting from Cahuita to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Cahuita to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

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
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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