6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Costa Rica trip planner
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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Juan Santamaría International Airport, Fly to Columbia


La Fortuna de San Carlos — 3 nights

La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner.

Columbia, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbia to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Manuel Antonio — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio online route planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Jaco — 1 night

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco day trip site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Jaco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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.