6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Savannah
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  13​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Dominical
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Savannah

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

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

Savannah, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dominical.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
On the 27th (Sat), explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ananda, then identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Uvita Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ventanas, and finally stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dominical trip builder .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Dominical in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Dominical

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Uvita, Playa Ventanas
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner .

Drive from Dominical to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

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