9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
3
Tortuguero
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
5
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 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip builder site.

New York City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Monteverde. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond

1
night
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

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

3
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, and browse the exhibits of Onirica Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
On the 18th (Wed), get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Poas Volcano National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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