11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  23​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Tel Aviv

2
days
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 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde road trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monteverde is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Zipline
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Tabacon Hot Springs and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Salto, stroll through Ecocentro Danaus, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

2
days
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano and then look for gifts at Fabrica de Carretas Joaquin Chaverri.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Poas Volcano National Park online travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In September in Poas Volcano National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Fabrica de Carretas Joaquin Chaverri, Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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