Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Estimated cost: $2,000 per person

If you are looking to relax on the beach for 7 days, this itinerary is NOT for you (if you are, contact me). If you want to see as much of Costa Rica as possible in one full week, keep reading!
This itinerary is PACKED with must-sees. Best enjoyed chilled (out).  

Day 1:

  • Arrive into Juan Santamaría International Airport (San Jose, Costa Rica)

  • Head to your accommodations for a quick overnight stay


Day 2:

  • Take an early morning bus to La Fortuna

  • Spend the day exploring Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal

  • Dine and unwind at a natural hot spring


Day 3:

  • Hire an incredibly scenic “taxi-boat-taxi” to take you from La Fortuna across Lake Arenal to Monteverde

  • Spend the day exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest

    • Keep exploring into the evening with a Night Tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest (this is your opportunity to see the nocturnal critters)


Day 4:

  • Start your day right with a Coffee Tour (… and sugarcane… and chocolate!)

  • Beeline to your accommodations in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  • Catch one of Tamarindo’s famous sunsets on the beach


Day 5:

  • Take an AM surfing lesson in Costa Rica’s top surf destination (don’t worry, the waves here are good for beginners!)

  • Spend the afternoon on an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink catamaran tour


Day 6:

  • Free day on the beach! (or at a different stop of your choice.)


Day 7:

  • Depart from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (Liberia, Costa Rica)

Route Map
*To be used as a visual aid--not an accurate representation of the taxi-boat-taxi route.


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