12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Mont Tremblant
Fly:  5​h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ojochal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tarcoles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mont Tremblant

1
night
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.
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Mont Tremblant, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mont Tremblant to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Mont Tremblant in March, with highs in San Jose at 31°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Ojochal on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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5
nights
Ojochal

Ojochal ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hacienda Baru and Uvita Waterfall. Visiting Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Ojochal side-trips: Uvita (Magic Ananda & Santa Lucia Falls) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ojochal trip planner .

Drive from San Jose to Ojochal in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Ojochal

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Uvita, Dominical, Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

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.
On the 7th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Rancho Tipico Don Juan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio attractions app .

Getting from Ojochal to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tarcoles.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Theme Parks
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Rancho Tipico Don Juan ©
Rancho Tipico Don Juan

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hours
Tarcoles

Tarcoles
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tarcoles tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tarcoles takes 2 hours. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tarcoles

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then get outside with Flow Trips.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde vacation builder app .

Getting from Tarcoles to Monteverde by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Flow Trips
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Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Jose visit planning app .

You can drive from Monteverde to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping
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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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