7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
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 29th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stop by Organik Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo sightseeing planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 15-hour flight. In January, Tamarindo is warmer than Saint Louis - with highs of 91°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paradise Hot Springs and Canopy San Luis. Step out of the city life by going to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Los Lagos Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Canopy San Luis
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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