6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Observatorio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chiquita, then kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip app .

Dallas, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature Observatorio
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip website .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

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

1
night
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo day trip planning site .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

1
night
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco ©

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