6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Liberia
— 1 night
End: Liberia

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Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Huequecura.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vara Blanca vacation maker site .

San Jose to Vara Blanca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Huequecura

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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 12th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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Monteverde

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the sheer force of San Luis Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the world behind art at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Monteverde driving holiday planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Monteverde

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

San Luis Waterfall
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Luis Waterfall ©
San Luis Waterfall
Chorotega Arts & Crafts ©
Chorotega Arts & Crafts

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Liberia

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
On the 14th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Costa Rica'n Art Craft, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Maderos Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liberia online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Liberia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Maderos Brewery ©
Maderos Brewery
Hidden Garden Art Gallery ©
Hidden Garden Art Gallery

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