This Costa Rica 7 days itinerary is going to take you through active volcanoes, world-class beaches, and rugged jungles. Costa Rica is one of those travel destinations of the World that offers to the visitors some of the incredibly wonderful sights around the globe. This bunch of beautiful sights is present within one single territory! And, Costa Rica travel is the perfect destination for ecotourism. With this 7 Days travel itinerary, you’ll be discovering the best of Coast Rica.
Day 1: Downtown San José - Costa Rica Welcomes
Day 2: Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)
Day 3: Arenal and Monteverde
Day 4: Forest Biological Reserve
Day 5: Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 7: Departure
San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and here you’ll get to see a great variety of European-inspired architecture and green plazas.
Discovering some more charm around the Arenal National Park! There are too many options for today; you just have to decide your own choice!
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - This has been named as one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. It houses a unique tropical ecosystem.
A complete exploration of the Manuel Antonio National Park. You’ll have to start off a little earlier today! The first spot today is going to be a boat trip to the Damas Island Estuary.
The first day of your Costa Rica 7 days itinerary and you’ll be arriving in San José. You’ll be received by your guide at the airport and taken to your chosen hotel in San José. you can take your time and settle down in the new place.
If you have arrived a little earlier in the day, you can head downtown and discover the best of this city. San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and here you’ll get to see a great variety of European-inspired architecture and green plazas.
Today's trip will include the post office building and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. And, if you admire the architecture, you must not forget visiting the Teatro Nacional (National Theater). It’s considered to be the most beautiful building in Costa Rica. in addition to that, you’ll also be visiting the National Museum today. It’s a formal military barrack that looks beautiful painted in Golden color. And, you’ll feel a sense of attraction at every corner of the San José.
This is the second day of your Costa Rica 7 Days Itinerary and you’ll be leaving your hotel a little earlier. After breakfast and everything, it’s time to drive down towards Arenal Volcano. After you’ll reach the La Fortuna, which is considered the regional hub situated at the foot of Arenal Volcano. You’ll be dropping off your luggage here and venturing out for the exploration.
You are going to spend the afternoon within the Arenal area zip lining! It’s going to be incredibly admiring the picturesque view of the forest canopy and walking along the hanging bridges. Then head towards the resort and Tabacón Hot Springs to unwind a little. Soak among the lush tropical scenery into the natural springs. Return back to your den!
This Day is all dedicated to discovering some more charm around the Arenal National Park! There are too many options for today; you just have to decide your own choice! From mountain biking to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall to white-water rafting and hiking there are a plethora of things to do in Arenal.
Your next spot today is going to be the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It’s going to take around 4 years to reach the destination. You are going to follow a road that takes you along the Lake Arenal and into scenic patches of green hills and jungles.
You’ll be passing through the unpaved roads and foggy conditions on your trip! You can also opt to take a boat across the Lake Arenal. And, there are are other options like horse riding and cycling through the Mountains. And, there are tour companies that will help you complete your trip. After you reach Monteverde take some time, relax and prepare yourself for the next day trip.
This day you’ll be starting it off a little earlier! Your guide will be taking you on a tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. This has been named as one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. It houses a unique tropical ecosystem. You are going to begin trekking through the virgin forests. You’ll be amazed to spot a variety of animals that include amphibians, sloths, monkeys, and birds. Today, you be conscious while you are putting up your clothes, the temperature is usually high during the day and so you must wear something light.
Also, we recommend you to keep along the hiking gears and rain gears, because there might be chances of frequent showers, particularly during summers.
During the afternoon, after lunch, you will continue with your exploration of the park! You’ll go for different activities like biking, hiking etc. Apart from that, there are also sugarcane and coffee plantations. There’s also the beautiful Orchid Garden and Butterfly Garden you can visit on this day.
Today you’ll be visiting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio National Park! Start it off a little earlier and spend the early part of this morning exploring Monteverde. And, before lunchtime, just make sure that you have explored the part that has been left undiscovered on the fourth day of your Costa Rica 7 Days Itinerary.
And, afterward, you’ll be heading towards the Manuel Antonio National Park, which is located on Costa Rica ’s the Central Pacific coast. After arriving here, you will be received by your guide and will be taken to your chosen hotel. Today is the time to relax, enjoy some drink, watch the beautiful Sun setting and enjoy leisurely. Catch up enough rest to make yourself ready for the next part of the Costa Rica Tours.
This day, you’ll get on a complete exploration of the Manuel Antonio National Park. You’ll have to start off a little earlier today! The first spot today is going to be a boat trip to the Damas Island Estuary. On your way, you’ll be navigating through the mangrove swamps and kayaking through little waterways. And, you can’t afford to miss here the captivating wildlife here that includes, caimans, boas, and other 200 species of birds.
You can take a lunch break, in the afternoon on one of the wonderful beaches located inside the Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s an amazing feeling laying down on the sunbathe and sands, going for snorkeling in the nearby reefs. And, you want more of adventure, go for hiking through one of the well-marked trails of the park. And, if you are lucky enough, you will see the unique capuchin monkey.
This is the last part of your Costa Rica 7 Days Itinerary! If you have more time, you can plan to spend a few more days at Manuel Antonio National Park. There’s a lot more to do here including whitewater rafting, fishing, whale watching, diving, and sailing. And, if you want to finish it within 7 Days, just travel to San José to take your flight back home. This must have been an interesting odyssey! You’ll definitely get the answer to why people go to Coast Rica!
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