7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Bus to San Jose, Fly to Sao Paulo

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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Jaco

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaco online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Manuel Antonio

— 2 nights
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), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jaco to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

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Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.