3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica vacation planner
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Fly
1
San Jose
Drive
2
Tortuguero
Drive
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
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San Jose

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Jose is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in February, with highs in San Jose at 30°C and lows at 21°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Tortuguero.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Jose to Tortuguero in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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