7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Fly

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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 4 nights

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary builder.

Dallas, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo — 2 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tamarindo trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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