6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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1
Jaco
— 1 night
2
Manuel Antonio
— Few hours
3
San Jose
— 2 nights
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Dantica Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaco trip planning tool.

Newark, USA to Jaco is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Jaco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Shopping

Side Trip

Dantica Gallery
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Dantica Gallery ©
Dantica Gallery

few
hours
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 27th (Fri): stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip tool.

Drive from Jaco to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

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nights
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 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Namu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose holiday maker tool.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in San Jose, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Shopping
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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker website.

Traveling by car from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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