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:  3​h
1
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Tilaran
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Jose

1
day
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui ©
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Sarapiqui River and then identify plant and animal life at Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui online itinerary builder .

San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Sarapiqui River
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Sarapiqui River ©
Sarapiqui River

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and then soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip planner .

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tenorio National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenorio Volcano National Park trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tenorio Volcano National Park in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tenorio National Park
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Tenorio National Park ©
Tenorio National Park

2
nights
Tilaran

Tilaran ©
Tilarán is a small town in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tilaran itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Tilaran takes 2 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to El Castillo.

Things to do in Tilaran

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Middle Earth Thermal Springs
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Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

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