4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  6 h 45 min
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San Jose
— Few hours
Bus:  3 h
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Tamarindo
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

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San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Multiplaza.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Jose road trip app.

Orlando, USA to San Jose is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Jose is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Multiplaza
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Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tamarindo Church, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Tamarindo vacation planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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