7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Presque Isle
Fly:  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
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Presque Isle

2
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, wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning website .

Presque Isle, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. 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 (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio travel route planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then admire the sheer force of San Luis Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde holiday maker 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature
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