7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
bus:  3​h
1
Dominical
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hacienda Baru.

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San Jose to Dominical is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Dominical

#Wildlife, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dominical to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Zipline
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Shark Diving
Zipline
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©

1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, explore and take pictures at Kingpin Sportfishing, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Spas
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Spas & Wellness
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

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