9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly
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Heredia
— Few hours
Drive
2
Dominical
— 1 night
Drive
3
Heredia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Aguas Zarcas
— 3 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to La Isabela International Airport

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Heredia

Heredia is a city in the Heredia province of Costa Rica, of which it is the capital; it is 10 kilometers to the north of the country's capital, San José.The city is home to one of the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students. To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Heredia trip planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Heredia is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Heredia. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Dominical on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Heredia

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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night
Dominical

The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Nauyaca Waterfalls / Cataratas Nauyaca has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with Nauyaca Waterfalls / Cataratas Nauyaca.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dominical trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Heredia to Dominical takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Heredia.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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nights
Heredia

Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Diversiones. On the 28th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Parque Diversiones and then wander the streets of Multiplaza.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Heredia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dominical to Heredia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Aguas Zarcas.

Things to do in Heredia

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Aguas Zarcas

Get out of town with these interesting Aguas Zarcas side-trips: Costa Rica's Senor Scissorhands Topiary (in Zarcero), La Virgen (Tirimbina Biological Reserve & Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park) and Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Aguas Zarcas trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Heredia to Aguas Zarcas takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Aguas Zarcas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Aguas Zarcas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.