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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Poas Volcano National Park
— 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 5th (Sun): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monteverde online journey maker.

Atlanta, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 10-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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip site.

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 9th (Thu), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tortuguero online itinerary builder.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Poas Volcano National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Tortuguero to Poas Volcano National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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