7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Presque Isle
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Presque Isle

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Presque Isle, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio driving holiday planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then admire the sheer force of San Luis Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Luis Waterfall
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
San Luis Waterfall ©
San Luis Waterfall

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