7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Santa Teresa
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + bus + Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Hermosa trip maker app .

Durham, USA to Playa Hermosa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durham in June since evenings lows in Playa Hermosa dip to 74°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

2
nights
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Teresa visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Playa Hermosa to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

1
day
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 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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River Rafting & Tubing
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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