8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Vara Blanca
— 2 nights

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde online attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond

3
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 18th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tortuguero travel planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

2
nights
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca trip planner.

Getting from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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