8 days in San Jose, La Fortuna de San Carlos & Rincon de La Vieja Itinerary

8 days in San Jose, La Fortuna de San Carlos & Rincon de La Vieja Itinerary

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San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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San Jose

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

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Boston, USA to San Jose is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boston to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, San Jose is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
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.
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Take a shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Sensoria Land of Senses has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sensoria Land of Senses.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon de La Vieja route planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rincon de La Vieja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.