7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, then stroll through Playa Cocles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla, and then look for gifts at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip builder tool .

Houston, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita ©
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wood & Art Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip site .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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