13 days in Manzanillo, Turrialba & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

13 days in Manzanillo, Turrialba & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Manzanillo, Turrialba & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Manzanillo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Turrialba
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: San Jose

5
nights
Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Visiting Nature Observatorio and Nature Park Walk will get you outdoors. Take a break from Manzanillo with a short trip to Sixaola Bridge in Sixaola, about 34 minutes away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manzanillo online visit planner .

San Jose to Manzanillo is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toTurrialba.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Sixaola Bridge, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge ©
Sixaola Bridge ©
Sixaola Bridge

3
nights
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Take a break from the city and head to Guayabo National Park and Monument and Costa Rica Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Samaritan Xocolata (in Canaan) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Puerto Limon).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turrialba travel route planner .

You can drive from Manzanillo to Turrialba in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Turrialba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Turrialba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chirripo National Park, Samaritan Xocolata
Highlights from your plan
Guayabo National Park and Monument ©
Guayabo National Park and Monument
Chirripo National Park ©
Chirripo National Park
Samaritan Xocolata ©
Samaritan Xocolata

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.
Ecological Sanctuary and Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wood & Art Gallery and Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, look for gifts at Souvenir Leo, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning site .

You can drive from Turrialba to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Ecological Sanctuary, Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall