7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Toronto
Fly:
9​h 30​min
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:
1​h 15​min
Tortuguero
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + taxi:
4​h
Manuel Antonio National Park
— 1 night
Drive:
4​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Fly:
10​h 45​min
Toronto

1
day
Vara Blanca

On the 5th (Wed), stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

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Toronto, Canada to Vara Blanca is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Vara Blanca due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Vara Blanca hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tortuguero.

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Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

1
day
Tortuguero

Tortuguero, Costa Rica, which can be translated as Land of Turtles, is a village on the Northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limón Province. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to Tortuguero in 1.5 hours. April in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Tortuguero National Park

1
day
Manuel Antonio National Park

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio National Park

Shopping
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3
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife areas, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).

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Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall

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