7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Jaco
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Playa Flamingo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
End: San Jose

1
day
Jaco

Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Jimmy T's Provisions.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Jaco trip planning tool .

San Jose to Jaco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Herradura
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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts
Jimmy T's Provisions ©
Jimmy T's Provisions

1
night
Playa Flamingo

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Flamingo vacation app .

You can drive from Jaco to Playa Flamingo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wood & Art Gallery and Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Onirica Art Gallery, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), and take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online route planner .

Drive from Playa Flamingo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Butterfly Conservatory
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

1
night
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 30th (Fri), stop by Cho.co, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chiquita, and then stroll through Playa Cocles.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca route planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita ©
Choco ©
Choco

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