3 days in Central America Itinerary

3 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Cahuita
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
End: San Jose

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, then browse the exhibits of Wood & Art Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder website.

San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cahuita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Wildlife Nature Parks
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then stroll through Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cahuita road trip planning tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Cahuita in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca La Isla.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca road trip planning app.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is just a short distance from Cahuita. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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