10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Jaco
— 6 nights
flight:  8​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park ©
On the 4th (Fri), experience rural life at Finca Organica and then admire the sheer force of Catarata Rio Agrio.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park online sightseeing planner .

Boston, USA to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Trails Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Finca Organica, Catarata Rio Agrio
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Catarata Rio Agrio ©
Catarata Rio Agrio
Finca  Organica ©
Finca Organica

1
day
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.
You've now added Tabacon Hot Springs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

1
night
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks Tours Outdoors

6
nights
Jaco

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Palo Seco Beach and Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding. Relax by the water at Playa Bejuco and Playa Linda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jaco: Isla de Cabuya (in Cabuya) and Catedral de Puntarenas (in Punta Arenas). Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, make a trip to Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, stop by The Costa Rica Coffee Experience, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Jaco.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco online holiday planner .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to Jaco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, Playa Bejuco, Palo Seco Beach, Tarcoles Bridge, Playa Linda
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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts
Playa Bejuco ©
Playa Bejuco
Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach

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