7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
2
Tortuguero
— 1 night
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights

3
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Proyecto Asis, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Louisville, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 6th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tortuguero tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde online route planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Monteverde in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond

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