17 days in Playas del Coco & Monteverde Itinerary

17 days in Playas del Coco & Monteverde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica itinerary planner

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Playas del Coco
— 13 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
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Playas del Coco

— 13 nights

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rio Negro Hot Springs and Tapir Valley Nature Reserve. Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to La Cruz (Playa Rajada & Playa Copal), Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya) and Liberia (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Hidden Garden Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Flamingo, head outdoors with Crazy Alex CR, stroll through The Monkey Farm, and admire all the interesting features of Playa Danta.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Tobias Bolanos International Airport. You'll set off for Monteverde on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Up in the Cloud Forest. On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Up in the Cloud Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of San Luis Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Escondido Preserve, and then experience rural life at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monteverde route maker tool.

Drive from Playas del Coco to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip