Costa Rica 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Costa Rica.

Five days is all you need to experience the variety of Costa Rica. With 2 international airports, one in San José and one in Liberia, you'll likely need 2 full days for transfers, leaving you with 3 to explore. Beach-bound travelers looking for a fast-paced trip can head to the Caribbean Coast, stopping in Turrialba along the way to raft down the Pacuare River. For a more relaxed pace, consider an inland adventure at Arenal Volcano or Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve—these areas can be visited from both airports with reasonable transfer times by road.

See our itineraries below, or read a roundup of 5-day trip ideas for Costa Rica.

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