9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Monteverde
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights

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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 (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks
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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

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: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

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Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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