8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour itinerary planner
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Fly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vara Blanca
— 1 day
Drive to Juan Santamaría International Airport, Fly to Memphis

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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 4 nights

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Memphis, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio — 2 nights

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 7th (Tue): stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Vara Blanca.
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Vara Blanca — 1 day

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 9th (Thu), get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe muy tranquilo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vara Blanca tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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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.
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