4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica attractions planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Shuttle to San José, Fly to Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Dallas


Jaco — 1 day

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 13th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Jaco trip planning tool.

Dallas, USA to Jaco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then take an exotic tour of Safari Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then head outdoors with Jackpot Sport Fishing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio day trip planning tool.

Getting from Jaco to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa Hermosa.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Playa Hermosa — 1 night

Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Playa Hermosa trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Manuel Antonio to Playa Hermosa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Costa Rica travel guide

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.