21 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

21 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

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21 days in Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 20 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: San Jose

20
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

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San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Finca Luna Nueva
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory