7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  14​h
1
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio day trip app .

Kansas City, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 14-hour flight. When traveling from Kansas City in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manuel Antonio: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Spas
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Spas & Wellness
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

1
night
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 23rd (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Playas del Coco are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts ©
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts

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