6 days in San Jose & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

6 days in San Jose & La Fortuna de San Carlos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose
1
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: San Jose

4
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Poas Volcano, Nauyaca Waterfalls, Uvita Beach, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) and Centro Costarricense de Ciencias y Cultura. Get in touch with nature at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge and Canopy San Luis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Tabacon Hot Springs (in La Fortuna) and Arenal Rafting (in La Fortuna de San Carlos). There's more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle and explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In March, daytime highs in San Jose are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Nauyaca Waterfalls, Uvita Beach, Poas Volcano
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Nauyaca Waterfalls ©
Nauyaca Waterfalls
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) ©
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)

1
night
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.
For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos route planner.

Drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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