6 days in Province of Alajuela Itinerary

6 days in Province of Alajuela Itinerary

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6 days in Province of Alajuela Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  1​h
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
La Garita
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): meet the residents at Zoo Ave and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca travel itinerary planner .

San Jose to Vara Blanca is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Zoo Ave, Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Zoo Ave ©
Zoo Ave

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to La Garita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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night
La Garita

La Garita ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Orchid Garden, then admire the sheer force of Los Chorros Waterfalls, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Metal Church.

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You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to La Garita in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Garita

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Grecia
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Los Chorros Waterfalls ©
Los Chorros Waterfalls
Botanical Orchid Garden ©
Botanical Orchid Garden
Metal Church ©
Metal Church
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