A Week is All? We’ve Got You Covered

Ready to travel? Explore what Howler has in the way of articles that can help you make plans for an exquisite getaway. Not everyone has the luxury of time to travel and see everything. There is so much to see and travel times between locations can eat up lots of your vacation. 


Naturally, the more time you are able to spend in Costa Rica, the better. When it comes to infinite possibilities for enjoying your visit here, never be deceived by the relatively small size of this country on the world map. You will never run out of places to go or things to do during a stay lasting from two weeks to two months or longer. If a shorter trip is all you can manage, 10 days may be preferable on the minimum end of the scale. 


However, don’t rule out the opportunity to get a great taste of Costa Rica if limited to just a week. There are more possibilities than you might think. Whether your international flight lands and takes off from San José or Liberia, either Costa Rican hub has you covered for an unforgettable seven-day vacation.


With a limitless variety and number of choices, we’re giving you a sense of some popular places that are no more than three hours away from each home base. All are easy to research online, including at Take advantage of the time you have now to check them out. 


Hope to see you soon! 

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Discover More We’ve Covered Before


This E-magazine cover story only touches on some of the most popular tourist attractions that could be sampled during a seven-day trip plan based out of San José or Liberia. Links to online Howler articles are provided in quite a few instances. Below, we’ve listed more links for discovering places you might also consider visiting in the regions closest to one or the other city. Specific locales are grouped by regional location San José or Liberia, 


Getting Around


Adventure Connections

Skybound: Flying Costa Rica’s Airstrips

Bus Trip Tips: Ten Pointers for a Smoother Ride

The Local Bus


San José

The Jade Museum: A Voyage of Art Through History

Museos Del Banco Central de Costa Rica (Pre-Columbian Gold and Numismatic)

Chepe Cletas: Stroll, Cycle, See Learn and Enjoy Your Way

Carpe Chepe: A Local’s Tour of San José

Hop On La Carreta with Carpe Chepe

Art City Tour

El Mercado Central de San José: The Heart of the City


Caribbean Coast


Lifting Disabled Barriers to Cajuita’s Beauty


Central Valley


San Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

Tapanti: Remote and Reachable Day Hike from San José

On the Road to Shambahla: Providencia and San Geraldo de Dota 

Costa Rica’s Shangri-La: Los Quetzales National Park

Road Trip: Central Valley to Puntarenas, then to Santa Teresa via the Puntarenas ferry

Road Trip: Cartago through the Orosi Valley

The Top 5 Things to Do in Cartago, Costa Rica

Atenas Sports a New Town Sign

Hello, I’m Atenas


Central Pacific – Nicoya Peninsula


La Iglesia de San Blas: The Oldest Church in Costa Rica

Painting the Town Jacó: A Surf City that Became an Art Gallery

Cruising In Style to Isla Tortuga: Luxury-Infused Adventure

Magical Manuel Antonio: Seven Reasons to Love This Area

Santa Teresa Time: Just While Away Your Day

Around the Gulf: Puntarenas to Nicoya Peninsula

Hell Hotel: San Lucas Island Prison

Top 5 Attractions in Puntarenas, Costa Rica




Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Playas del Coco

Road Trip: La Fortuna to Monteverde, Around Lake Arenal

El Farallón Petroglyphs


Multiple Locales


Nine Unusually Cool Things to Do in Costa Rica

Where the Rivers Meet the Sea

Rainforest Tram Trip: Short Ride from San José Towards Caribbean or in Jacó

Rainforest Adventures’ Sky Bridge Tour Adrenalin Rush Surrounded by Nature

Military Makeovers Honor Culture of Peace

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