7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
2
Quepos
— 1 night
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning app.

Bridgetown, Barbados to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bridgetown to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Quepos.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, thenkick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quepos journey planning website.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Quepos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Quepos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Manuel Antonio
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop ©
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quepos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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