7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Dayton

4
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.
Arte Jaguar Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Ecological Sanctuary in Santa Elena--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

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Dayton, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dayton to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Monteverde
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 14th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ocotal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco online trip maker .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Playas del Coco can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Ocotal, Playa Hermosa, Hidden Garden Art Gallery
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Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Ocotal ©
Playa Ocotal

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