6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
+2
Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  29​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Monteverde
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Christchurch

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker .

Christchurch, New Zealand to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
night
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 15th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio journey planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monteverde tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

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