6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Montreal
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Playas del Coco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
Montreal

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Hacienda Baru and then experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Manuel Antonio at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Meli Melo Boutique, Hacienda Baru
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
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 6th (Fri): stroll through Ecocentro Danaus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

1
day
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Playas del Coco can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

few
hours
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Spas
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