7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Limon
— 2 nights
2
San Jose
— 1 night
3
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 day

2
nights
Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and then admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veragua Rainforest Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Limon tour itinerary planning website.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Puerto Limon is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. December in Puerto Limon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica ©
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita

1
night
San Jose

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.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Jose online journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Limon to San Jose by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Limon in December, with highs in San Jose at °C and lows at °C. You will leave for Manuel Antonio on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then browse the exhibits of The Captain's Booty. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Fishing Charters & Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenexplore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
River Rafting & Tubing

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