7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
2
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Colorado Springs

3
nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Colorado Springs, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Lydia Beech Art, and finally explore and take pictures at Kingpin Sportfishing.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo travel 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. In May in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
On the 18th (Fri), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and then stroll through Playa Hermosa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Playa Hermosa online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Hermosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playas del Coco
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas & Wellness
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©

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