12 days in Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde & Liberia Itinerary

12 days in Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde & Liberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liberia
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 4 nights
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Fortuna de San Carlos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mont Tremblant, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mont Tremblant to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monteverde

— 3 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip tool.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Monteverde are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liberia.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Liberia

— 4 nights

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liberia: Miravalles Volcano (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bijagua de Upala) and Shark Diving (in Playas del Coco). Spend the 1st (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Rincon de La Vieja National Park. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour and experience the excitement of Liberia Airport Shuttle Service.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liberia road trip site.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Liberia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Liberia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.