4 days in San Jose & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

4 days in San Jose & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

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4 days in San Jose & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

Start: San Jose
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San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: San Jose

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nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teatro Nacional Costa Rica. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Teatro Nacional Costa Rica.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip website .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. March in San Jose sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Poas Volcano
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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica ©
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tabacon Hot Springs as well as La Fortuna Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool .

Getting from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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