9 days in Arenal Volcano National Park & Playa Hermosa Itinerary

9 days in Arenal Volcano National Park & Playa Hermosa Itinerary

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9 days in Arenal Volcano National Park & Playa Hermosa Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
fly + Drive:  8​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Playa Hermosa
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes, and shop like a local with Wood & Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos route builder .

Orlando, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park ©

4
nights
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Visit Playa Conchal and Playa Danta for some beach relaxation. Explore Playa Hermosa's surroundings by going to Playa Avellana (in Playa Avellanas), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Playa Flamingo) and Playa Dantita (in Las Catalinas).

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Hermosa trip website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Hermosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Las Catalinas, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Playa Avellana
Highlights from your plan
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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