Costa Rica landscape - view of the rainforest and volcano

7 Day Travel Itineraries in Costa Rica

From Liberia to Jaco, Costa Rica is a haven for travellers looking for rest and relaxation... or a whole lot of adventure! Whether you're seeking thrills or just the perfect beach nap, we have the best itineraries for 7 days in Costa Rica here. 

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Day 1 & 2 & 3 - Monteverde - Situated on the continental divide under misty, magical clouds, Monteverde is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve during a naturalist-led walking tour. 

Day 3 & 4 & 5 - Arenal - Arenal is home to cascading waterfalls, thriving rainforests, abundant wildlife, and a plethora of outdoor activities. Explore the national park and its vast primary rainforest, and learn about its rich biodiversity. 

Day 6 - Sarchi - Visit Sarchi Village, known as the centre of Costa Rican handicrafts, and see the artists in their workshops making their famous ox carts.

Day 7 - San Jose - See the historic National Theater, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and other sites in downtown San José and enjoy a short city orientation.  

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7 day Costa Rica Eco travel itinerary


Day 1 & 2 & 3 - Tortuguero National Park - Embark on a river journey through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Immerse yourself in its vibrant Afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets, then visit the Green Turtle Research Station.

Day 4 & 5 - Sarapiquí - Continue to Sarapiquí, where we'll get up close and personal with Costa Rica's exquisite nature during a leisurely hike. Keep a lookout for the endangered great green macaw and connect with your beautiful natural surrounds. 

Day 6 - Arenal -  Continue your journey to Arenal Volcano, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing in the resort’s beautifully landscaped thermal pools on the slopes of the volcano. 

Day 7 - Monteverde Cloud Forest - Ascend to the treetops high above the jungle floor below, treading lightly along the Sky Walk suspension bridges amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in the boughs of the surrounding canopy.

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Costa Rica Glossary

Local languages
Spanish, Limonese Creole, and indigenous languages
Popular destinations
Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde
Perfect for
Beach, Wildlife, Ecotourism
Best time to visit
December to April
Currency
Costa Rican colón

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