3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 day
Drive
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Jaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive

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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 1 day

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.
On the 14th (Thu), hike along Arenal 1968 Volcano View & Trails, stroll around Bogarin Trail, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jaco.
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Jaco — 1 night

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jaco vacation builder.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca — 1 night

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Cocles and then look for gifts at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel planner.

You can drive from Jaco to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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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