8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
To plan Tamarindo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Houston, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Houston in May, expect nights in Tamarindo to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Azul Profundo Boutique ©
Azul Profundo Boutique

few
hours
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.
On the 25th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vara Blanca trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tamarindo to Vara Blanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tamarindo in May; daily highs in Vara Blanca reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, trek along Ecocentro Danaus, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos planning tool .

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then identify plant and animal life at MidWorld Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Beaches
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

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