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

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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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online road trip planner.

Seattle, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Seattle to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tortuguero road trip planning site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monteverde online tour planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Monteverde in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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