20 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

20 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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20 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
1
Monteverde
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Uvita
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Quepos
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Nosara
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and The Bat Jungle. Step out of the city life by going to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Up in the Cloud Forest. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary and look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Monteverde. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), La Fortuna Waterfall, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Onirica Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Ciudad Quesada and Wood and Art Gallery. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

Planning La Fortuna de San Carlos trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Catedral de Ciudad Quesada
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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Visit Uvita Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hacienda Baru and Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena. Change things up with a short trip to El Sitio Museo Finca 6 in Palmar Norte (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uvita itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Uvita by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Quepos.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena, El Sitio Museo Finca 6, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru

4
nights
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naturalist Michael Araya Flores and Playa Bejuco. We've included these beaches for you: Palo Seco Beach and Playa Biesanz. Change things up with a short trip to MidWorld Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quepos tour site .

You can drive from Uvita to Quepos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Quepos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Quepos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio, Palo Seco Beach, Playa Bejuco
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
On the 1st (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, and finally view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nosara road trip app .

You can drive from Quepos to Nosara in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quepos in February: high temperatures in Nosara hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Spas
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Spas & Wellness

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