7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Newark

4
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
The small city of La Fortuna de San Carlos is best known for the nearby Arenal volcano that looms in the background and dominates the vista.
Spend the 24th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Baldi Hot Springs, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

Newark, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

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)

2
days
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Souvenir Museum and then get impressive views of Poas Volcano. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

Before you visit Vara Blanca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Vara Blanca can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Souvenir Museum, Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Souvenir Museum ©
Souvenir Museum

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