7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Vara Blanca
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
New York City

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then look for all kinds of wild species at MidWorld Costa Rica. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio vacation tool .

New York City, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Manuel Antonio: highs are around 82°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing

2
days
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Vara Blanca, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, Poas Volcano
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

1
day
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 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, then look for gifts at Diamante Boutique, then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and finally stop by Lydia Beech Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Vara Blanca in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tamarindo: highs are around 95°F and lows about 73°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Azul Profundo Boutique ©
Azul Profundo Boutique
Diamante Boutique ©
Diamante Boutique

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