11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Montreal
Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Parrita
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h
Montreal

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), and then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip builder.

Montreal, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to San Jose. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in February; daily highs in San Jose reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toParrita.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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2
days
Parrita

Parrita ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Palo Seco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainmaker Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Parrita vacation planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Parrita in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Parrita

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach
Rainmaker Park ©
Rainmaker Park

2
days
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 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then view the masterpieces at Art House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Parrita to Monteverde in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk
Zipline

3
days
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.
Manuel Antonio National Park is known for nature, adventure, beaches, outdoors, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, and take a memorable tour with MidWorld Costa Rica.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
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