9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Edmonton International Airport

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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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

Edmonton, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Edmonton to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip maker tool.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), get a taste of local nightlife at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vara Blanca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Nightlife

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.