7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

San Jose
Drive:  1​h
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Jose

1
day
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary maker website .

San Jose to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Poas Volcano National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

1
day
Manuel Antonio

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poas Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. April in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas & Wellness

3
days
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Ecocentro Danaus, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
days
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 14th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by Souvenir Rosewood. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde vacation builder .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

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