Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica - 5 Days Itinerary

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jul 09,2019

Don’t make life a brief candle, let it glow forever; shape it into a splendid torch. There are too many things to turn life in that direction. Traveling is one of those soulfully prolific directions. It’s so empowered to vanish the melancholy of life. Pour yourself into creating the symphony of life. Traveling can be healing and appealing if you choose the perfect location. Though the world is inundated with wonderful places to arouse the desire to travel, Costa Rica is one place where nature’s galore blends with human creativity in a poetic and passionate way. Read this itinerary to dissipate the chip on your shoulders and feel the freedom to fly high above the clouds.

About Your Trip:

All you need is freedom! The freedom to be who you are, the freedom to do what you want, and the freedom to see what you want to see. With this Costa Rica tour itinerary display the frantic excitement you always wanted to. In this fairly short span of time, your life will turn into something glorious. No wonder, your selection of this Costa Rica tour is great! There’s a score of opportunity to enjoy the perfect blend of nature’s galore and human creativity. From the wonderful tropical beaches to unbelievably amazing natural wonders, coruscating culture, and its grand adventure, it’s sure that you are not going to miss anything. 

Costa Rica vacations have all the necessary components that an ideal vacation should have. This central American country has already been named several times as one of the tourist destinations. Over the years tourism has become one of the main sources of income in the country. This testifies the exemplary pace with which country’s tourism is flourishing. Surprisingly, since 1949, Costa Rica does not have an army wing! It’s one of the safest countries in the world and this is an additional advantage when traveling to the country. On top of that, there are an assortment of Costa Rica tour agents providing excellent services. This cuts on the burden of planning the vacation and everything.

Although Costa Rica occupied only 0.03% of the area on the globe and the country is comparatively small. However, you will be amazed at the rich biodiversity that counts for five percent of the entire biodiversity on the earth. Almost 26 percent of the country’s population forms the natural protected and conservation territory. This data absolutely defines the richness of tourism and diversity this place encompasses. With a plethora of natural attractions, unique wildlife, volcanoes, beaches, and cloud forests, Costa Rica is one of the wonders of the globe. It’s one of those countries that fascinates to a surfer as much as it does to a backpacker, a history buff and a nature lover. Beginning from the busiest cities, San Jose, which houses the best museums in the country, there’s no end to fresh explorations here. So, what are you waiting for? Hire some reliable Costa Rica tour agents and grab this opportunity to percolate into the peaceful beauty!


Trip At a Glance:

Day 1: San José & La Fortuna 

Day 2:  Arenal National Park - Hiking Day

Day 3: Rejuvenating Hot Spring & Hanging Bridges

Day 4: Transfer from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

Day 5: Zip-line adventure 

Day 6: Goodbye to Costa Rica

Trip Highlights:

  • Reach the San Jose International Airport.

  • Watch out the beautiful green mountains where the coffee plantation is done, the dense forests, and cattle fields.

  • Visit the Arenal National Park. The park is huge covering an area of 29,692 acres. Though, there’s only one primary ranger station through which it is reached.

  • Explore two important destinations to cover including Hot Spring and Hanging Bridges.

  • Embark on a journey La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. 

  • The Zip-line adventure. Also, you’ll be enjoying a dreamy sunset dinner.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: San José & La Fortuna 

Wooo...finally you are here! It’s going to start today. You land in here at the San Jose International Airport. With this itinerary, we are assuming that you are being guided by some experienced Costa Rica tour agents. Your guide will meet you with an overwhelming welcome at the airport. He will escort you to your hotel in the town of La Fortuna. 

Here, begins your odyssey of exploration. On the way to your hotel, you will be watching out the beautiful green mountains where the coffee plantation is done, the dense forests, and cattle fields. It feels incredible winding through quaint towns and small cities. 

When you will be about to reach La Fortuna, the volcano begins to appear vaguely. Don’t worry, you are going to see it elaborately. Once you have reached your accommodation, just relax, settle down and grab your brunch. After catching up on some rest, venture out to explore the fascinating central parks, shops, and wonderful streets. 

At the end of the day, come back to your hotel, enjoy your dinner, plan out for the next day trip, and take a rest.

Day 2: Arenal National Park - Hiking Day

The park is huge covering an area of 29,692 acres. Though, there’s only one primary ranger station through which it is reached. For those who are renting a car or taxi, parking is available. Those who are on a tight budget will have the option of riding a bus. Costa Rica vacation agents can rightly guide you on this, so don’t worry about that. 

Arenal National Park, a popular tourist sites in Costa Rica. Trails here are hassle-free to navigate taking you through the former lava fields and secondary forest. A significant thing to mention here is that these trails are quite flat, which makes it easier for kids and people with mobility disorder. You will get to find heer four trails and a few of them intersect each other. The Los Heliconias trail is perfect if you want that all-embracing view of Lake Arenal. 

If you have got enough time by half of the day, a half day exploration around the Lake has to be a perfect idea. At the end of the day, go shopping around downtown La Fortuna.

Day 3: Rejuvenating Hot Spring & Hanging Bridges

Today, you have two important destinations to cover including Hot Spring and Hanging Bridges. After breakfast and everything, your guide will drive you down to Hanging Bridges. It’s amazing watching out for this spot. Last day, you had a hectic day hiking in the park, but for sure that’s not really going to stop you. The captivating panorama will push you with electrifying energy to see the Arenal’s Hanging Bridges. Here, you will get to see 16 bridges each with different length ranging from eight to ninety-eight meters. You will enjoy an immensely spectacular view of these bridges. Also, wildlife looks incredible from these bridges and trails. Don’t forget capturing every part of it. 

The next thing is going to be Hot Springs today. Enough of it has already been, now you definitely need something to rejuvenate your body. Plenty of them are available here in the country and that will completely depend on the budget you have. There are a number, Tabacon Resort, which provide excellent which provides amazing services. It will cost you around $60 a day. Also, there are a number of free services, you don’t have to fret over it if you don’t have that budget. 

Day 4: Transfer from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

This part of the trip, you will be getting up early in the morning. After breakfast and everything, you will be venturing out for a journey from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. It’s a six to seven hours of driving journey. But, this journey is worth it as you are going to discover the best of Costa Rica in this part of the country. There are many options to travel along your way. You have buses, shuttle vans, and can also avail your own vehicle. But, since you already have availed services from Costa Rica tour agents, you don’t have to worry. It will be done by their team. Reach Manuel Antonio check in your hotel. This day is just to relax and if you feel like you can wander in the vicinity of your hotel. Enjoy the perfect Costa Roca style dinner. Go to bed.

Day 5: Zip-line adventure 

This is the fifth day of the trip. Today’s focus is the Zip-line adventure. Also, you’ll be enjoying a dreamy sunset dinner. Your luxury Costa Rica tour agents must have already arranged for a zip-line excursion. The guide will pick you up from the hotel. First, he will be taking you on a countryside ride. You’ll be provided with a zip-lining outfit to take you on a great adventure. 

Once you are done flowing through the trees, you will be dropped on the solid ground in Quepos. This is a small town in the vicinity of Manuel Antonio. From the small shops to the market, here’s a lot of it to explore. Don’t forget grabbing a cup of coffee. Get ready to go back to Manuel Antonio.

Day 6: San Jose - Goodbye to Costa Rica

Hope you have thoroughly enjoyed the trip! This is the last day of the trip and a picture of the last few days must be dancing across your eyes. After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Your Costa Rica travel Agents will escort you to the airport. Catch your flight back home. Happy Journey!!

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