8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

New York City
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  12​h 45​min
Jaco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
Golfito
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City

1
day
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaco holiday maker tool .

New York City, USA to Jaco is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Jaco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
days
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

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Getting from Jaco to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Golfito.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

few
hours
Golfito

Golfito
This article is about a Costa Rica town. To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Golfito route planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Golfito in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Golfito

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hours
San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Jose online route planner .

Traveling by car from Golfito to San Jose takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, San Jose is slightly colder than Golfito - with highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Precolumbian Gold Museum ©
Precolumbian Gold Museum

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